LILLINGTON -- The Harnett County Animal Shelter is at capacity and urgently needs people to adopt.

More than 50 dogs came into the shelter as the result of two large cruelty and neglect cases, said Eileen Beeson, shelter manager and rescue coordinator.

There are more than 100 animals at the shelter as of Thursday, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and ducks, Beeson said in a news release. There's also a waiting list for people wanting to surrender their animals.

"Don’t shop, please adopt!" Beeson said. "Shelter animals are some of the most loving animals on the planet."

Because the shelter is packed, any cat with a spay/neuter contract in place is $20 through Monday. Dog adoption fees are $46 with a spay/neuter contract in place. Guinea pigs, rabbits and ducks are $10.

See animals available for adoption at harnett.org/ac/animals-for-adoption.asp

The shelter also is in need of volunteers and donations of items and money. Donations can include cat, kitten, dog and puppy food, both wet and dry, dog treats, paper towels, Dawn dish detergent, old towels and even open bags of food. Visit the shelter's Amazon wish list here.

The shelter, located at 1100 McKay Place in Lillington, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It's closed Sunday and Wednesday. The phone number is 910-893-0800.