Contact: Barbara Vass FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 281-238-2277 June 27, 2017
Fort Bend County Animal Shelter begins in-house spay and neuter surgeries
New Program Marks a New Era
Rosenberg, TX– Fort Bend County Animal Services (FBCAS) began their in-house spay and neuter program on Friday, June 9, ushering in a new era for the county’s open admission shelter and the homeless pets it serves.
“This is a very exciting time for all of us at FBCAS and for the pets that come into our shelter. They will be able to go to their new homes, rescues, or foster families after being spayed or neutered at our shelter. They will no longer have to wait for an appointment at an outside facility and that is very exciting!” said Rene Vasquez, Director of Fort Bend County Animal Services. “It has been a very long road for us to reach this point. We are grateful to everyone who has been involved in helping move FBCAS forward to better serve the homeless animals of our community.”
FBCAS has worked diligently to turn this dream into a reality. The first step towards this reality came when FBCAS hired the first staff veterinarian and veterinarian technician that the program has ever had.
“We are happy to begin this process of having the shelter pets spayed and neutered and ready to go home. We are looking forward to a very successful program for these animals that come through the shelter!” said Dr. Andrea Muegge, FBCAS veterinarian.
In an average year, approximately 4,000 dogs and cats come through FBCAS’ doors and need loving and happy homes. As the number of dogs and cats increase at the shelter, the need for a home or rescue grows every day. It is hoped that this in-house spay and neutering program will increase adoptions to forever homes. FBCAS’ goal is to become an adoption destination for families seeking healthy pets. FBCAS will continue to utilize and develop strategies to achieve that goal.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Barbara Vass at 281-238-2277 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.