Volunteers from Virginia were just some of the many who spent today at the Mason County Animal Shelter.
They were working to clean up a sewage back up at the shelter. A backup so bad the animals didn't have water to drink.
The volunteers were on hand to make sure each and every single animal was taken care of.
While all of this was going on volunteers from the animal shelter in Jackson County West Virginia were helping some other animals from the Mason County Shelter find homes in the Kanawha Valley.
The volunteers took the animals to help elieviate the overcrowding problem that started two weeks ago. The shelter has operated as a no-kill shelter, but county commissioners say that has to change because of the number of animals there. The shelter can hold 86. At one point there were more than 300 animals at the location.