The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center in Brownwood was over capacity earlier this year and was in need of some love.
Leona Cleveland, the shelter director, said the capacity in this facility is 70 dogs, but when she took over in March there were 144 dog on the premises.
Now, she says they have found safe homes for many of their furry friends and are at a number where animals have their own spaces.
“Our dogs get out for yard exercise at least once a day now so they aren’t as stressed out in the kennels,” Cleveland said. “They are happier and quieter.”
Shelter Coordinator Tinya Thomas, wears many hats in the center with handling volunteers, fosters and rescues.
“With our shelter at the previous state it was in, a lot of our rescue relations