Intake numbers at a local animal shelter are reaching record proportions. Thanks for joining us, I'm Carl Brady. The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center in Gadsden is encouraging everyone to spay and neuter their pets as the animal shelter is taking in animals at a record pace this summer. After last year’s spay and neuter drive, the Humane Society says it expected fewer animals this year. However, in just June, the shelter took in 502 animals, 300 of which came from owner surrenders. Humane Society Executive Director Christi Brown says most of the animals come from those who refuse to get their pets fixed. Brown also says that while donations are always greatly appreciated, it may be more helpful to start a conversation with local leaders about what can be done. She hopes that by talking about specific problems such as local puppy mills, the number of unwanted pets will go down.