TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Humane Society is currently operating above capacity.

The Assistant Director of the shelter believes the rising costs of dog food, cat litter, and other supplies, in addition to the expense of vet care and vaccinations, could contribute to the high population.

The shelter works diligently to move the animals in and out quickly to make space for those still needing to surrender their animal.

“Right now, we are still over capacity. We are working on getting some {animals} rotated in and out. With the help from the public, we have maintained some of that,” said Jennifer Ewing, Assistant Director of the Terre Haute Humane Society.

To help the animals find a new home, Ewing says: “We’re doing a lot of foster-to-adopt so people can kind of see how they are within in the homes.”

Foster-to-adopt gives those interested in adopting an animal the opportunity to learn if the animal you are interested in adopting is a good fit for your family.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting, you can visit the Terre Haute Humane Society. They are glad to show-off the animals and help you find one that fits your needs.

If a new pet isn’t in your near future, you can help out by becoming a volunteer or donating needed supplies.