Central Arkansas animal shelters experiencing overcrowding, begging for adoptions

CENTRAL ARKANSAS – Overcrowding is becoming a big issue for some animal shelters in Central Arkansas who say they have double the animals coming in than are going out.

“Summer is a hard time,” said Jacksonville Animal Control Manager Jamie Parker.

Parker says space at the Jacksonville animal shelter is nearly full, with animals still coming in.

“We’ll have a good day where we’ll adopt two or three but then we will get four or five coming in,” said Parker. “It’s a mismatch of ingoing and outgoing.”

Parker says about 65 percent of the shelter is Pitbull or Pitbull mixes. She says they’re unlikely to get adopted.