Before any kind-hearted or sympathetic animal advocate reaches into their pocket for a pet deposit to help an owner keep their adorable healthy dog and cat out of a crowded animal shelter in Houston, Texas, make sure to read the rest of the story. A volunteer at the high kill shelter on Saturday evening tells the sad reality of Coco and his feline companion Kiki:
“His mommy came to the county shelter right at closing time on 5/27, to drop off him and his cat friend Kiki. She and her husband are moving to Arizona and building a new house. They can afford professional movers to pack up their home, but they can’t afford the $400 per pet deposit for the apartment they will live in while their new home is built.
Seriously? You take your 4-year old cat and 5-year old poodle to a kill shelter?”
And tragically this apparently heartless act could soon be the final walk for these two adorable and friendly companions, who never thought their lives would end so abruptly. Click here for Coco’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is COCO. I am a neutered male, white Poodle. The shelter staff think I am about 5 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 27, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A484634. Follow Coco’s Facebook page by clicking here.
Kiki is quite angry, although volunteers label him as a very nice cat who needs a home quickly. Click here for his Pet Harbor listing. “My name is KIKI. I am a neutered male, orange Shorthair. The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 27, 2017.” Reference A484635. (Facebook page for Kiki is below Coco’s information)
Read on for additional information about the plights of Coco and Kiki:
“KIKI is a pissed off owner surrender. He is one angry 4 year old, neutered kitty cat. (He’s actually quite nice!)
His owners are moving out of state to Arizona and building a new house. And they will have to stay in an apartment for 6 or 7 months. And it’s $400 pet deposit (each) for Kiki and his poodle brother Coco. So while the professional movers packed up her house, she came over to the county shelter to dump her pets.
I (this poster/videotaker) am an ENTJ on the personality score. I’m a judgmental person. It’s not fair, I’m not nice, I know. But there are 354 cats at this high kill shelter. Seriously? It’s a cat and a poodle. I can’t imagine life anywhere without my pets.”
Please share Coco and Kiki’s story. They are both at an overcrowded high kill shelter in Houston. Share their stories with approved animal rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives; these two and so many others at shelters depend on us to help.
Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
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Photos and video courtesy of Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers. Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.