Dallas, TX – Local animal shelter is in urgent need of help as they are currently running out of space, officials with the shelter said.
According to multiple reports, Dallas Animal Services has no more space for large dogs and they informed the local community they need urgent shelters and adopters.
Officials with the shelters said they currently have hundreds of dogs in their building.
“This is a crisis. We have over 375 dogs in our building and have run out of space to hold the medium and large dogs coming in,” said MeLissa Webber, the director of DAS. “Despite our best efforts and most creative solutions, we are now out of options.”
The Dallas Animal Services in an open-admissions shelter meaning they don’t turn away pets, but they are now asking the community for help in an effort to avoid euthanizing any animals.
Officials with the shelter said they are currently using 85% of their capacities and while that might not seem ‘full or urgent’ for some people, DAS say in some days they accommodate more than 100 dogs meaning the current available capacity is already critical.
With people started going back to work after the pandemic measures loosened, the adoptions have recently slowed down.
The shelter encourages everyone to try and shelter a dog because that is great opportunity for everyone to see if owning a dog is the right thing for them. During that period, the shelter will provide crates, food and bowls for people fostering.
“Whether you can take a pet in for three days or three months, becoming a foster will literally save a life,” said Webber.
The shelter is offering free dog adoptions. It has also created a fast-track process for new dog fosters with virtual and in-person meeting options. The animals come spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
The online process takes a few days, so DAS is urging people to come in person to their location on Westmoreland Road or to the adoption center at PetSmart on North Coit Road.
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texasstandard.news contributed to this report.