Waco animal shelter desperately needs adopters, fosters

POSTED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:34pm

The Humane Society of Central Texas in Waco is desperately seeking fosters and adopters, as intake numbers have increased.

All of the animals brought in from West, except for four cats and one dog now have homes. A parakeet brought in from West was adopted out Tuesday morning. Now, thanks to "puppy and kitten season", shelter officials just need help finding many other animals homes. Just Monday, The Humane Society of Central Texas took in 50 animals.

"When they're coming in faster than you can move them out, it takes more people to help get them out. So, that's what we're trying to work on now is finding more people," said The Humane Society of Central Texas Executive Director Don Bland. 

Shelter officials urge you to spay and neuter your pets to avoid overpopulation. Also, The Humane Society of Central Texas is hoping to offer a free week of kitten adoptions soon, called "Bail Bonds for Kittens". So far donations have been slow. But, if you can donate, every 50-dollars received sponsors a cat's adoption fees.

Animals who are fostered typically remain in the homes on average of 30 days, with most animals being babies that otherwise can't stay in the shelter. Oddly enough, there is one rabbit available at the shelter for adoption right now. To find out more about the animals, visit The Humane Society of Central Texas' Facebook page or their website.


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We tried to adopt a dog a few years ago. The requirements were so restrictive it would have been easier to adopt a child.I'm sure the dog we wanted was probably put to sleep.

They simply make it too hard for most of us to qualify.

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