Longview Shelter Holds Thousands Of Strays

Spay and neuter your pets, that's the message an East Texas humane society is trying to get out after a near record year of taking in stray and abandoned animals.  The Humane Society of Northeast Texas in Longview continues to run at capacity in their care for dogs and cats.  The problem of pet overpopulation isn't going away.  According to the humane society, in 2007 the shelter took in more than 11,000 animals.  Five percent were returned to their owners.  Thirteen percent were adopted and 81% were euthanized.  The humane society says it hopes the numbers will encourage pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com