A Texas animal shelter is scrambling to make adoptions happen after a deluge of pets were surrendered over the holiday weekend. A staggering number of cats and dogs were brought to the Harris County Animal Shelter over the three-day weekend and it has overwhelmed the facility.
The animal shelter is designed to hold 150 pets, but there are 375 unwanted cats and dogs inside of the building right now reports the Huffington Post. On Tuesday, the volunteer-run Facebook page for the shelter reached out to the public for help:
Over the weekend, the shelter had the highest intake of animals so far this year. They received almost 200 animals in just 3 days! Right now they have 375 animals available for adoption or foster. We need your HELP! If you have been thinking of adopting or fostering now is the time to take action.
What you can do to help this situation
If you live near this animal shelter and are considering adoption, please visit the facility to see if there is a pet who may fit in at your household. If you have ever considered fostering a pet, please reach out to the animal shelter to let them know. If you live out of the area, you can still lend at hand by sharing this information with others who may live nearby.
Shelter Location and contact details
612 Canino Rd. Houston, Texas
View animals online at CountyPets.com. Open weekdays from 1:00 p.m-5:50 p.m.
To foster, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook link here.
Video showing the overwhelming situation
Over the weekend, we had our highest intake of animals so far this year. We received almost 200 animals in just 3 days! Right now we have 375 animals available for adoption or foster. We need your HELP! If you have been thinking of adopting or fostering now is the time to take action.To adopt, visit 612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX. View animals online at CountyPets.com. We are open weekdays from 1pm-5:30pm.To foster, email email@example.com.To rescue/transport, email firstname.lastname@example.org.We appreciate every single SHARE of this video. It truly helps us to help these animals find homes.Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In NeedUrgent Shelter Pets HoustonFriends of CountyPetsHarris County Public Health
Posted by Harris County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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