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Overpopulation is a problem for Florence Humane Society

Warmer weather means overcrowding at local animal shelters. (Source: Mandy Noell) Warmer weather means overcrowding at local animal shelters. (Source: Mandy Noell)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The summer is not only bringing warmer weather, but also overcrowding in Florence County animal shelters.

The Florence Area Humane Society said the reason is simple; the warmer months mean mating season.

On average, shelter officials said they take in about 100 animals a month during the winter. 

When the weathers starts warming up, the shelter doubles that number to 200 per month. Cats and dogs are the most common.

Right now, it has a surplus of kittens.

The shelter here said if there were tougher spay and neuter laws, that would help bring some of those numbers down.

"I think one of the things that we need is tougher spay and neuter laws,” said Jayne Bowell, president of the Florence Area Humane Society.

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