Pets Safe After Fire at Corpus Christi Animal Care Services

All animals at the Corpus Christi Animal Care Services facility have been declared safe after a fire broke out there early Friday morning.

According to a city press release, the fire started in a laundry room and spread to the food storage area, causing extensive damage. Firefighters and police responded to the fire and stopped it from spreading.

The facility will be closed Friday and Saturday due to power and water outages caused by the fire. Animal Care Team staff will continue to accept and care for sick and injured animals, perform foster pickups and rescue transfers, and provide microchipping services.

The Gulf Coast Humane Society closed on Friday to help the facility and the animals, the shelter announced on social media.

The establishment will not be able to accept abandoned animals. Those looking to return their pets should use the Home to Home program at

Those interested in becoming a host family should contact the Live Release Division by sending an email to [email protected]

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