Donation allows for free pet adoptions from overcrowded shelter
TEXAS CITY, TX (KTRK) -- The Animal Resource Center is at twice its capacity, and they're hoping to find good homes for pets fast. Now a major donation hopes to help speed that along.
A public plea for help was sent out earlier this week, as workers hope to find good homes for pets, as it has become more difficult to care for the growing population.
After hearing our report about the overcrowding, a Houston businessman stepped in to help. Randy Hartley made a donation that will allow for 50 adoptions from the Galveston County Animal Resource Center to be free of charge.
Beyond that, the shelter is already offering adoptions at half price.
Workers say the more animals they can adopt out like this, the more they can save from euthanization.
Kurt Koopmann with the Galveston County Health District said, "We have a lot of very good quality animals that would make great family members for someone and so we're just asking people to consider coming in and giving them a forever home."
Animal Rescue Center workers say the special adoption rate does include spay or neuter, vaccines and microchip. For more information call the ARC at 409-948-2485 or visit www.arcpets.org.
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