Harris County Animal Shelter in need of help amid major occupancy crisis
Houston, TX
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   CITATION BY PUBLICATION - DIVORCE W/CHILD(REN)
ߦ   REMEMBERING - Sheriff Joe Max Taylor
ߦ   Charges: Mo. jail nurse killed husband, wanted to wed inmate
ߦ   Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’
ߦ   Cops Take Shelter Dogs On Rides Around Town To Increase Their Chances Of Adoption
ߦ   Laredo couple charged in connection with deceased child found in acid-filled container
ߦ   Officer 'will be charged' in connection with deadly shootout, HPD says
ߦ   Rikers Island inmate accused of ‘swatting’ mom who wouldn’t pay his bail
ߦ   27 Indicted in Multi-State ATM Robbery Conspiracy
ߦ   28 of Texas’ Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in 2018
ߦ   Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston
ߦ   Constable Swears In Six New Deputies
ߦ   Dark Web Trafficker Convicted of Drug Importation Conspiracy
ߦ   Former Constable Lt. Stole from Harvey Victims and Taxpayers
ߦ   Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues
ߦ   Houston federal judge bars female prosecutor from trial, sparking standoff with U.S. attorney’s office
ߦ   Houston man accused of repeatedly throwing dog against wall and killing it
ߦ   Pearland police find three bodies in home after report of shooting
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Teacher Jailed For Providing Alcohol To Students
ߦ   Two Die, Child Dies In House Fire
ߦ   Undocumented Alien Sent to Prison for Illegally Entering the United States
ߦ   Bank Teller Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Theft
ߦ   Constable Deputies Jail Serial Thief in Atascocita
ߦ   Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend to Host Mission and Martini Night
ߦ   Galveston College News: Surgical Technology program receives CAAHEP accreditation
ߦ   Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Runoff Election In Harris County

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Harris County Animal Shelter is having occupancy issues, forcing shelter officials to make a public cry for help.


"We are way over capacity. I would say triple capacity. Right now, we are at 420 animals and we know more will be coming in tomorrow. We get about 60 to 80 on average a day," explained Kerry McKeel, the senior communications specialist.

More than 100 animals were surrendered in the last 24 hours. The shelter was built to accommodate about 150 animals.

Adding to the space issue is Hurricane Florence. McKeel says the shelter often transports animals to out-of-state shelters with room. The hurricane cancelled this week's transport. Those resources have been diverted to the East Coast.

Adoption is ideal. Many animals are ready to go right now, and fostering is needed, too.

The shelter's website, countypets.com, details the simple process.

"If you could open your home for even just a week or so to give us breathing room, that would be helpful," said McKeel.

The shelter is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the weekends and is located at 612 Canino Road.
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.