Jefferson Parish is holding an emergency adopt-a-thon event Saturday because parish animal shelters have reached full capacity.

Officials said during the summer months, shelters see a higher intake of stray and surrendered pets. They're hoping the adopt-a-thon with help find homes for the animals.

The JPSA will hold the event at Lakeside Mall, Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event to help benefit the JSPCA.