McLennan County: Animal Adoptions Slowing; More Foster, Adoptive Parents Needed

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

MCLENNAN COUNTY (April 5, 2013)--Members of the Humane Society of Central Texas and the McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition are urging pet lovers to foster or adopt a puppy or kitten.

According to McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition board member Emily Hunter, last month had a higher-than-usual exit rate of animals leaving the shelter to enjoy their new homes, however, the influx of kittens and puppies typically climbs in the spring, she said.

As of now, the local shelters are running out of space for the larger dog population and barn cats.

Hunter hopes that this spring will bring new foster parents and parents looking to adopt.

"We need to make space for more animals and this way we can do that and also save lives," Hunter said.

The fostering process entails taking in a homeless animal for a specific period of time or until it gets adopted.

Expenses associated with the animal are usually 100 percent covered and allows the pet a better chance at adoption.

For more information about the program, call Humane Society of Central Texas Director Don Bland at (254) 754-1454.

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