SPCA of Brevard rescues 18 animals from overcrowded shelter

Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2016, 8:36 AM EST

Eighteen animals — 11 cats and seven dogs — got a new leash on life Thursday after they were rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Manatee County, the SPCA of Brevard announced Friday.

  • 18 animals — 11 cats and 7 dogs — rescued by SPCA of Brevard
  • Dogs, cats rescued from an overcrowded Manatee County shelter
  • Call the adoption center at 321-567-3615 for more information

The animals will now start the new year fresh, where staff is confident they can find forever, loving homes.

"We get rescue requests from shelters all over the state," said Susan Naylor, public relations coordinator for the SPCA of Brevard. "Our intake managers and staff are fantastic at working with as many shelters as possible so that when we have space we will pull animals from places most in need."

Manatee County typically runs beyond capacity on a daily basis, according to the SPCA of Brevard.

The cats rescued Thursday range in age from 1 to 7 with all sizes and personalities.

Dogs range in age from 1 to 6 and are a variety of breed mixes.

All pets will receive complete examinations by SPCA's staff veterinarian, will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and will be fully vaccinated before being placed for adoption. Staff hopes to have them available in one to two weeks.

For more updates, check the SPCA of Brevard's Facebook page or call the adoption center at 321-567-3615.