IACS continues free adoptions due to full shelter

File: A dog waiting for adoption at Indianapolis Animal Care Services. (WTHR photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – If you're considering getting a new pet you may want to go to Indianapolis Animal Care Services.

Pet adoptions were free over the weekend and they plan to continue free adoptions Monday.

That's because the shelter is pretty much out of room for cats and dogs.

"We are trying the best we can to make it go fast," said Camille Dimartin. "The volunteers are definitely hoping out and the staff is running all over the building helping the best we can. But be patient with us and come and find your forever friend."

The shelter says that since Friday, they've had 171 adoptions.

"We want to thank everyone who not only came to the shelter and adopted, but those who shared our social posts and helped spread the word," said Brandi Pahl of IACS. "While all of these adoptions helped clear space, it won’t take long for our dog kennels and cat cages to quickly fill up again as we continue to see animals coming into our shelter."

The shelter is encouraging anyone that didn't get to stop by over the weekend to do so this week. Starting Monday, adoptions will be free, but the shelter is asking for donations of Halloween candy.

If you're not looking to take in a new pet permanently, the shelter is also looking for people to foster animals.