The Montgomery County Animal Control Shelter is operating at 145 percent of capacity due to a recent intake of pit bulls. The pit bulls were seized in raids and need to be held while the cases work their way through court.
It has cost approximately $60,000 to care for the animals since July. Some shelter workers have been bitten by the dogs as they break up fights and move the dogs for cage cleaning. Extra employees have been hired to help care for the animals.