Aaron Johnson, director of the shelter, said by waiving the adoption fees, he is hoping to be able to free up space in the kennels without euthanizing any animals.
"We are hoping to get some assistance in reaching out to the community for help," he said in an email. "MCAS is over capacity with two dogs in every kennel and animals still coming in daily."
The two cruelty cases resulted in the intake of 148 dogs and cats. Johnson said the new numbers quickly overwhelmed shelter capacity.
"The second case was a case where we had to act quickly and was an unexpected intake of 35 animals," he said. "The conditions at this location were deplorable and uninhabitable for any person or animal."
All adoptable pets will be vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Johnson said the shelter's specific need is finding placement for dogs housed in the kennel runs.
"None of us here at MCAS want to euthanize animals due to space, but we are at a very critical state in regards to being overcapacity," officials said in the release. "We are asking for help from adopters, fosters and our rescue partners."
Johnson said the shelter is also in need of foster families and volunteers to conduct daily dog walks.
"We hope our community will show us some love," Johnson said. "So many pets need help and we have great optimism that our community will help us."
The shelter is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:10 a.m.-5 p.m. for adoptions. To adopt, donate or volunteer, visit www.mcaspets.org.
Adoptable pets can also be found on the shelter's Facebook page or at Mark Keough County Judge Facebook page. The B-52 Brewery in Conroe is also hosting a dog adoption event April 15 from noon-4 p.m.