League City’s animal care and adoption center reaches critical capacity for dogs

LEAGUE CITY, Texas — The League City Animal Care and Adoption Center is at critical capacity for dogs, according to a March 16 news release.

The facility is over 125% over kennel capacity, meaning every available kennel is being used, and more than a dozen other dogs are housed in temporary kennels and crates, according to the statement.

The shelter is dedicated to its non-killing mission, but it cannot do it alone, so the city is asking residents for help, the statement said.

Over 40 dogs are available for immediate adoption. Dogs range in size from small to large and ages from juveniles to seniors. Residents can view adoptable animals here.

For those who cannot adopt, foster care is an option. The center needs foster families for medium and large dogs. Foster families temporarily take in dogs until there is more room at the shelter or the animal is adopted. The shelter provides food, medical care and supplies, and the foster family only provides a place for the animal to stay, according to the statement. More information on foster care placement is available here.

Most of the dogs that come to the shelter are lost animals. The city is asking residents to try to find the owner before bringing him to the shelter or asking an officer to pick him up. Residents can post photos of a lost pet on social media, post flyers and knock on doors, the statement said.

The shelter can help with supplies in such situations and also with vaccinating the animal, among other things, if residents are willing to take in an animal while waiting to be reunited with its owner. The shelter reunites nearly 50% of all lost pets with their owners, but bringing them to the shelter slows the reunification process, the statement said.

Finally, residents wishing to rehome a pet should exhaust all options on their own before turning to the shelter for assistance. Residents can learn more about repatriation here.

This article comes from our partners ABC13 on Community Impact Newspapers.

Benjamin M. Yerger