Saturday may be the flawless time.
Adoptions are limited to one per household, and Humane Society staff urges patron to leave the pets they already own at home.
All applicants will be contacted regarding status of their application and adoption appointments will be scheduled for approved adopters on August 19th from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Dietzen said the shelter partnered with the news station WTHR, which coordinates Clear the Shelter events in other cities as well. All animals will need a rabies vaccination.
“There’s just heartbreaking things that, we’re a non-kill shelter, so we hold onto them, we get to know them”, said O’Neill.
He said local staff are ready, willing and able to provide advice to potential pet owners. Both shelter leaders said their organizations have reached full capacity, if not overflowing.
Pictured from the left are Rene Vasquez, Fort Bend Animal Services Director; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Dr. Andrea Muegge, Fort Bend Animal Services Veterinarian; Anna the Pup; Barbara Vass, Fort Bend Animal Services Adoption Coordinator; Smokey the Kitty; Rodney Garcia, Fort Bend Animal Services Assistant Director; and Tigger the Pup. Summer months are especially hard for animal societies and rescues due to overcrowding brought on by spring litters of kittens.
Putney said the most hard part of her job is seeing the neglect some of the animals have been through. Fluffy, the stray kitten who can’t catch a break.
“You hate to say that about homeless animals, but it’s true”, said Tony Rankin, programs manager at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. Several shelters face an overcrowding problem and a Wichita Falls animal service administrator said she thinks they may help find pets a new family.
“We have 115 kennels and that’s not counting the cat room or the puppy room so there’s probably 150-175, somewhere around there”, Leo Delgado, Adoption Coordinator, said. “We meet “no-kill” numbers”. On August 19 & 20, they’re adoption fees will only be $45.
To download an adoption form for Bryan Animal Center, visit www.bryantx.gov/animal-center/, and for Aggieland Humane, visit aggielandhumane.org. Best of all, rabbits and adult cats will be free, and kittens and dogs will be 40% off. Homeowners must show proof of home ownership. “Our goal is to have fewer animals euthanized” of the many that end up in shelters.
All animals are vaccinated and numerous kittens are already spayed or neutered.
If you are a fan of larger animals-Dove Creek Equine rescue is taking part in a “Day of Action”.
Edmonds adopted his cats from the Baltimore Humane Society. Renters should also bring a copy of their lease to show that pets are allowed in their apartment.