The Animal Care Services fire closes the facility until Monday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A fire broke out at Corpus Christi Animal Care Services early Friday morning, forcing the facility to remain closed through Monday.

According to the city, the fire started in the laundry room and spread to the food storage area, causing extensive damage. However, the rapid response of firefighters and the Corpus Christi Police Department limited the damage to these areas and no animals were harmed during the event.

Throughout, animal care staff carried out welfare checks to ensure that all animals and those working were safe.

Power outages and water issues caused by the fire forced the facility to remain close to the public on Friday and Saturday. But even closed, the staff of the establishment will continue their initiatives; including performing foster pickups and rescue transfers, providing microchipping services, and accepting and caring for injured or sick animals. They will also continue their patrols throughout the city and respond to calls for service.

The city will not be able to accommodate abandoned animals at the shelter during this period.

If you want to return a pet, the city invites you to use its website to help you find your pet safely. If you are interested in becoming a foster home for these pets, you can email Animal Care Services at [email protected]

Benjamin M. Yerger