The Greater Birmingham Humane Society has been overwhelmed with people dropping off stray dogs and cats at their facility.

A spokesperson for the Humane Society wants the public to know that they do not receive state aid for caring and housing stray animals. The spokesperson said housing the stray animals also takes up space that is meant for animals that are abandoned by their owners.

Christy Little with the GBHS says the facility will take in strays but would rather that people hold onto the animals and drop them off at an animal control facility where they live.

Little understands that some people can not care for strays and says even though they don't have too the Humane Society will take the animals.

Little says the Greater Birmingham Humane Society operates on donations and is always open to volunteers.

The best thing you can do to help curb this problem Little says is to get your pets spayed and neutered.