An update from the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter states that the facility's services center will be closed through Jan. 2 due to severe staffing shortages.

Other services will also be limited due to staffing issues, according the the shelter's website. From Dec. 22 to Dec. 31, the shelter's service center will not accept any lost animals brought in by members of the public or any owner surrenders.

For those who do come across a lost animal, the shelter recommends sharing photos with neighbors and on social media to try and find the animal's owner.

"If the dog or cat’s home cannot be found and the animal cannot be kept safely in the finder’s home or a neighbor’s home, please reach out to your local Animal Control agency," the shelter's website states. "The shelter will not be accepting any owner surrendered animals at this time."

The WCRAS Adoption Center will remain open during this time in accordance with its holiday hours, according to the website. Those interested in fostering, adoptions and reclaiming lost dogs or cats can still make appointments with the center or walk in from noon to 6 p.m. with the exception of holiday hours.