Contact: Barbara Vass FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 281-238-2277 June 28, 2017
FBCAS issues PUSH list for longest residents
24 dogs need homes by July 1, 2017
Rosenberg, TX – Fort Bend County Animal Services has issued a PUSH list in efforts to alleviate the overcrowding at the shelter. The goal is to find homes for at least 24 dogs from the shelter by Saturday, July 1, 2017. The dogs on the PUSH list are those who have been at the shelter for the longest period of time, some since December 2016. They have seen other pets come and go from the shelter and are hoping for a new home this week.
“PUSH is our acronym for Pets Urgently Seeking Homes,” explains Rene Vasquez, FBCAS Director. “Our shelter is not designed to hold more than 200 animals, and right now, we are exceeding that number. Unfortunately, when we reach this point we have to publish a PUSH list of the dogs that need adoption, rescues, or fosters. It is not a place we want to be, but we are doing everything we can with adoption specials, community outreach events, and social media to reach the most people possible. We hope that the community hears about these pets and are able to help us save them!”
“Right now, the dogs on our PUSH list have an adoption fee of $10. The dogs have already been spayed/neutered, they will have the Rabies vaccine and the other basics, and will be heartworm tested and microchipped,” according to Barbara Vass, Community Involvement Coordinator.
To reduce overcrowding at the shelter, pets that have been turned in by their owners will be available for an adoption fee of $10. Other promotional prices include:
- Pets that that are six month and older will be available for $25,
- Pets that are six months and younger are available for $50,
- All cats that have already been spayed/neutered, with up to date vaccines, microchipped and combo tested will be available for $1.
In an average year, FBCAS has approximately 4,000 dogs and cats come through the doors. The need to find loving home for these pets becomes urgent when the shelter reaches its capacity each month. Finding homes for these animals reduces the risk of rabies in the community, which is the ultimate goal of FBCAS.
For more information, please contact Barbara Vass at 281-342-1512 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.