Resources are too few to go around, and Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is feeling the strain.
With few empty kennels in sight, DAS announced on Wednesday they're in dire need of adopters. Nearly 3,000 animals were brought to the shelter last month, and the overwhelming number of homeless pets has reached a critical point. Up to 100 animals are brought to their doors on a daily basis, and they're asking for the community's help to find them homes.
We are full, with more animals coming in every day! To help relieve kennel space and encourage everyone in the Dallas...
Effective Wednesday, DAS will have waived adoption fees for all animals that are already spayed or neutered. All dogs and cats six years and older are also free, and so are all dogs weighing over 30 pounds. DAS Director Ed Jamison said in a statement:
"We are reaching out to the community to help us find homes for the many deserving animals waiting to be adopted. Even if people can't adopt, we're asking them to encourage their friends who are looking to add a pet to their family to come visit us. We have more dogs coming in every day and need the support of animal lovers, rescues, and all citizens"
Every adopted animal will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and be up to date on vaccinations. There are around 200 animals currently waiting to be adopted, and many more are available for pre-adoption. There are puppies, adult dogs, and seniors of all breeds and temperaments, and their cat house is over capacity with friendly felines.
Autumn, pictured above, is one of the oldest dogs at the shelter. This sweet girl needs a comfortable home where she can enjoy her golden years. She's a Shiba Inu mix who enjoys receiving head scratches and relaxing near her favorite people.
If you're looking for an active dog who'll always be up for adventure, Bonita, pictured below, will be the perfect addition to the family. She's a one-year-old pit bull terrier mix who is friendly with all people and animals. All she's looking for is a chance to love and be loved in return.
Miss Purr is only a few weeks old, but she's already had a rough life. She's safe in the shelter, but she'll flourish if given a chance in a welcoming home. She's already spayed, which means her adoption fee is currently waived.
Stop by the DAS locations on Westmoreland Road and N. Coit Road in Dallas today to bring home your newest furry family member. If you're not able to adopt, spread the word to help these innocent animals find homes and relieve the strain of an overworked shelter.
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