LEVELLAND, Texas — The Levelland Animal Shelter provided an update Thursday evening and said it would no longer have to begin euthanizing animals due to overcapacity.

“Thanks to everyone that came out today no animals will be euthanized,” the organization said in a Facebook post.

The organization said earlier in the day that due to hitting maximum capacity it would need to begin euthanizing animals within 24 hours. It began offering free adoptions Thursday to prevent this from happening.

Officer Crystal Goforth with the Levelland Animal Shelter said the shelter asked the public to come out and adopt a pet.

There were several dogs and cats available. The organization posted pictures of the animals adopted throughout Thursday.

The shelter is located at 109 Commerce Drive in Levelland, and their phone number is 806-891-0829.