Montgomery County Animal Shelter Over Capacity, Seeks Community’s Help
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) is over capacity, particularly with dogs that are having to be housed two to a kennel. As we continue to receive animals daily, we desperately need our community’s help getting dogs out of the shelter. We are asking for help from adopters, fosters and our rescue partners!
Currently all pet adoption fees are reduced to just $10 for National Love Your Pet Day. All adoptable pets will be vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered.
We hope our community will show us some love. We ask everyone to tell your family, friends and coworkers that the Montgomery County Animal Shelter needs their help. We encourage you to foster one of our animals or join our volunteer team – daily dog walkers are always needed. We appreciate all who adopt, foster, volunteer or simply help to spread the word that the shelter needs its’ community’s help. Every bit of help we receive directly benefits the animals.
Animal welfare nationally is in a very tough spot. Shelters all across the country are facing exceptional challenges with respect to capacity and staffing. Simply put, shelters cannot save their animals without the support of their communities. There are 85 million pet-owning households in the U.S. If we just had another 2% of pet-owning households foster one pet a year, we could end preventable euthanasia in shelters.
SIMPLY PUT, WE ARE AT A VERY CRITICAL CAPACITY POINT!
Our current specific need is finding placement for dogs housed in our kennel runs which are medium to extra-large dogs.
We would be so grateful for our community’s help in getting more of our animals into loving homes!
MCAS is Montgomery County’s animal shelter facility, a county that covers over 1,000 square miles. We encounter many unique challenges in dealing with animals as we service suburban as well as rural areas. The shelter is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30am-5pm for adoptions. For more information visit www.mcaspets.org or email Shelter.Counter@mctx.org.