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Amherst County Humane Society overrun with animals, sending some to other shelters

One of the many kittens up for adoption at the Amherst County Humane Society. (WSET)

AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Amherst County Humane Society says their shelter is getting so full they've had to take some animals elsewhere.

"This is the busiest time of year, it's summertime, it's warm so everyone finds everything," Kelsey Wright said.

By everything, Wright means a lot of cats and dogs.

So many that they are taking some of those animals to a shelter in New Jersey for more space.

But in the meantime, they are asking for your help.

They are looking for animal supplies: food, kitty litter, and liquid laundry detergent.

They are also looking for foster homes.

Employee Shannon Jones says there's an overflow of kittens right now, including 6-week-old DK Murphy.

"A gentleman brought him in," Jones said. "He had been found in front of CVS, in the middle of the road. We think that mom might have dropped him there in the middle of moving the kittens. so a man brought him in, thinking he might get hit by a car or starve."

Jones says their policy is to never turn people away if they bring in a dog or cat.

If you are interested in adopting a kitten or cat, they start at $40 each and dogs start at $75.

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