Harris County Animal Shelter needs your help. If you are an animal lover in the Houston area with room for one more furry friend, the shelter has a pet waiting to meet you. The Harris County Animal Shelter is at capacity, and over 200 more animals were taken in over the last 48 hours. Summer is the busiest intake season of the year, and the shelter is asking the community to help save these animals’ lives. To do so, the shelter is hosting $10 adoptions May 22 to 24.
The shelter hopes the special $10 adoption price will encourage the community to help these animals during this critical time. With so many new animals arriving on such a short notice, the shelter is at capacity. “We are out of space,” said Director of the Harris County Animal Shelter Dr. Michael White. “Many of our kennels already have up to 6 dogs in them and we have several nursing cats with kittens and dogs with puppies that are in urgent need of a temporary foster home.”
Even if you can’t handle a full-time adoption right now, the shelter is also looking for foster owners willing to take in a new furry friend on a temporary two-to-three week stay. Harris County residents interested in fostering a shelter animal for a few weeks are encouraged to email [email protected].
Adoptions are handled on a first come, first serve basis and new owners must adopt animals in person. The Harris County Shelter is open for adoption weekdays from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm and weekends from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Harris County Shelter is ranked a “no-kill” shelter and has a 95.7 percent live release percentage for 2019 so far. Help them keep it up by helping out during this crucial time.
Harris County Animal Shelter is located at 612 Canino Rd. For more information call the shelter at (281) 999-3191.