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CNY animal shelters struggling with overcrowding

Local animal shelters are at capacity after the combination of widespread flooding and fireworks this summer have left animals homeless.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Local animal shelters are at capacity after the combination of widespread flooding and fireworks this summer have left animals homeless.

Cuse Pit Crew and Co-Founder Nicole Heath are working to help local shelters find homes for hundreds of cats, dogs, and birds.

The organization is launching the S.O.S. Pet Project, which aims to ease overcrowding in Syracuse's shelters.

The Humane Association of Central New York says they have to turn away nearly 20 animals a day because they simply do not have the space to offer them shelter.

When hard times hit, pet owners often have little choice with their animals.

“They're not necessarily unwanted animals. A lot of these animals end up because of bad times people are losing their houses, losing jobs,” Heath said.

The hope is that these animals can find a loving home.

Among other animals, Cuse Pit Crew is specifically looking to get Nalla adopted. She's a three-year-old pit bull who was rescued from an overheating car. Nalla is a deaf dog, so those adopting her will need extra patience. Cuse Pit Crew is willing to help with training costs for her adoption. Nalla is currently available at the Dewitt Animal Hospital. Visit DeWitt Animal Hospital online for more information on how you can help.

The Humane Association of Central New York in Liverpool is looking for financial assistance in helping one of their dog's recover. Coda, who is blind in one eye, needs surgery to regain full sight. Donations from the community will make the procedure possible. Visit Humane Association of Central New York online for more information on how you can help.

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