FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2014
Contact: Collin County Animal Services, 972-548-7292
Heavy influx of strays has holding facility beyond capacity levels
(McKINNEY, Texas) -- The county's animal shelter is bursting at the seams right now, and they need help finding homes for unwanted or abandoned pets.
Collin County Animal Services has 90 dogs and cats available for adoption, with another 50 on stray hold, waiting for owners to claim them. That's about 40 animals over the shelter's capacity, and many dogs and cats are being housed in temporary crates due to full kennels.
To alleviate these conditions, our shelter volunteers are holding a pet adoption special from Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, to find permanent homes for as many dogs and cats as possible.
"Name Your Adoption Donation," will accept
any donation amount to adopt a pet. Additionally, every animal adopted out of the shelter is vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped – at no additional cost.
The county shelter is the stray animal holding facility for McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, Anna, Celina, Farmersville, Fairview, Lavon, Lucas, Melissa, Nevada, New Hope and Princeton. In the past year, Collin County Animal Services has not euthanized an adoptable animal, and our volunteers are working tirelessly to help the county avoid having to do so in the coming weeks.
All donations to the shelter – including those from this event -- are applied to the spaying, neutering, vaccinating and micro-chipping of animals adopted out of the shelter. For those who can't provide a permanent home for a dog or cat, any donation will go directly to helping get an adoptable pet ready to for what's called a "forever" home.
The animal shelter is located at 4750 Community Ave, McKinney, TX 75071, and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m.