THE president of the Cape Animal Protection Shelter is hoping for a big turnout to the organisation’s Adoption Day in Weipa this Saturday as they look to relieve some pressure on the volunteer base.
“We’re running at maximum capacity and it’s not sustainable in the long-run,” said CAPS president Shayna Reeves.
“Since the COVID restrictions eased and people have been able to move around again we have seen a crazy increase in surrenders to CAPS.”
The not-for-profit has a limited amount of foster carers and needs more to sign up, as well as people looking to adopt a dog.
The CAPS Adoption Day will be held at the Evans Landing facility from 10am until noon on Saturday.
“We’ll have the dogs out socialising and there will be some activities for the kids,” Ms Reeves said.
“It’s not just about finding new homes for dogs, it’s also about raising awareness for CAPS and what we do in the community.”