AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare have released year-end statistics for 2021 and what they saw as animals entered the shelter.
According to APHS, 7,954 dogs / cats entered the city shelter during 2021 and the organization was able to save more than three thousand of these animals this year through various means.
One of them was carrying pets in need of rescue out of state.
“We make two trips, sometimes three a week. We are going to Kansas. And then we do a week every Wednesday in Colorado and we have rescues coming from Wyoming for that, ”Clark said.
And according to the AAMW website, the department recovered 5,809 stray animals last year, adopted 1,404 dogs and cats, and euthanized 2,449 animals, including those requested by owners and those with rabies.
Cynthia Clark, director of operations for the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, said Amarillo needs to understand that when it comes to animals, we are in dire straits.
“We have to sterilize and sterilize, otherwise we’re never going to move forward. We have to take care of our animals. Amarillo has more than enough. People have to sterilize and sterilize or we’ll never see the end of it, ”Clark said.
Clark added that they saw a lot of post-pandemic issues in 2021, as a lot of people adopted pets and realized they didn’t have time to care for them once they were. they went back to work.
Clark said Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare oversees owner claims and they’ve also taken care of on-site adoptions. They are also in charge of bite cases and cruelty investigations.
To see a full breakdown of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare 2021 statistics, you can visit here.