Fort Worth, TX – Cowtown Friends is a Fort Worth based non-profit organization that works hard in providing forever homes for pets from the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control.
According to the data they provided, this group of volunteers provide a forever home for more than 800 animals in the last two years.
Although that is nothing compared to the 17,000 animals that passed through the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control only in 2021, it is encouraging for the local residents and animal lovers to join them on their mission.
In the last couple of years, the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control usually runs over the actual capacity because of the high number of shelter dogs. That is not only problem for the FW Animal Care and Control employees, but is also a problem for the dogs who suffer mental stress and boredom.
Cowtown Friends are focused on improving the mental health of dogs waiting for their forever homes.
“I always saw that there was a greater need, “said Kristen Morrison, the President of Cowtown Friends.
Kristen started as a volunteer more than 10 years ago. Once she met her co-presidents and they got to talking, they realized they could make an even greater impact.
That’s how the idea of creating Cowtown Friends was born in an effort to provide better life for the shelter dogs who struggle at the shelters while they are waiting for their new owners.
“We purchased 200 Nylabones and 800 Kongs for them, so every dog at the shelter is able to have a bone in their kennel so they can focus on that as opposed to just how their life is kind of being turned upside down,” said Morrison.
And the four-legged critics immediately gave rave reviews.
“The kennel just got silent, and dogs that were kind of losing their mind in the kennel that we saw previously are so focused on chewing the bone it was just a joy to see,” said Morrison.
Their effort is recognized by visitors, by their colleagues and other people who say that there is huge improvement in dogs that have undergone the Cowtown Friends mental health improvement process.
Those interested to help the non-profit, donate or join their team, should visit their website.
texasstandard.news contributed to this report.