PECOS, Texas — There are so many cute dogs and cats at the Pecos Animal Control Facility, but not everyone will have a forever home, so there’s an effort right now to ensure that more animals are not euthanized.
The shelter has worked hard to place their animals in new safe homes, and now the people of Pecos are doing everything they can to save these furry friends.
After three sibling puppies were sent to areas outside of Texas, for a new home or the chance to have a new home, the puppies became an inspiration to the community.
“They were transported overland from Seattle to Portland and now they’re with OTAT and it’s an organization in Portland, so they’re available for adoption in Portland,” says Pecos animal control supervisor Kristi Wright.
“We could overcrowd this facility on a daily basis,” says Wright.
The shelter says, like many other shelters, they continue to be regularly inundated with animals, and while they work as hard as they can to find forever homes, it takes an entire village.
Now many people are jumping at the chance to do whatever they can to help raise money to find more homes for the animals.
Pecos resident Cindy Pietro said, “After seeing this story we were inspired to do something to help, there are lots of fundraisers that can be done to help the shelter.”
The Pecos Animal Control facility is supported by the Trans Pecos Dusty Paws Rescue, which is the organization helping them raise more money to help care for the animals.
Wright adds, “These funds are used to directly pay veterinarians and pay for transportation costs associated with leaving animals.”
But even with this organization providing funds for the shelter, sometimes it’s not enough, and the community wants to do a lot more.
“We know the importance of donating funds to help the shelter, because it’s a problem here,” says Pietro.
If you’re looking to help the Pecos Animal Control Facility or a facility near you, or maybe you’re just looking to adopt, check out the local Facebook pages for more information.