Dallas' animal shelter would love some help with their big dog situation
Dallas' animal shelter is overwhelmed with animals and needs help, particularly with big dogs. According to a release, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is experiencing an overwhelming amount of dogs coming into the shelter that is exceeding the number of dogs being adopted.
The shelter is currently at around 170 percent capacity with 510 dogs housed in 300 kennels.
This forces DAS to have to double up most of the large dog kennels in the facility, putting two dogs in a kennel meant for one.
"Our team, both staff and volunteers, alongside our dedicated rescue partners, are working tirelessly to find positive outcomes for the dogs in our care, but we need the community’s help," says a statement from the shelter.
The alternative for DAS is to have to euthanize animals, an outcome they do not want.
The staff is calling for community members who can adopt, foster, volunteer, or donate to show up this week during the Empty the Shelters Event and help find positive outcomes for every placeable pet.
Bissel Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters National Adoption Event is running October 1-15, menaing that all pets are currently free to adopt. They come already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped; and you get a voucher for a free veterinary visit. This saves you hundreds of dollars in pet care, and lets you take home a furry friend at no cost and help be a part of the change.
The shelter is at 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd. and the hours are as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 am-7 pm
- Wednesday 1-7 pm
- Saturday-Sunday 11 am-6 pm