Since the start of the year, a large number of animals taken in at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center (ARC), maxing out capacity at the facility. Currently the ARC is housing approximately 645 animals.
“We are out of capacity at the ARC and this is a critical and challenging time,” said Amber Adams, MPH the Galveston County Health District’s Animal Services Manager. “Staff is doing everything they can to keep from euthanizing any animal due to lack of space but we need the public’s help.”
Animal Services is asking for the community’s support to help alleviate the overcrowded situation by either adopting, or fostering a pet. A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets at ARC while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home. Animal rescue groups interested in helping alleviate overcrowding are also encouraged to contact the ARC.
More information can be found at www.arcpets.org. The Animal Resource Center is located at 3412 Loop 197 North in Texas City and is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ARC may be reached via email ARC@gchd.org or by phone (409) 948-2485.
The ARC’s adoption fee is $85 and includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and microchip.
The Animal Resource Center is the largest animal shelter in Galveston County, providing shelter to thousands of animals each year. It is an open-intake facility where stray and owned animals in need of shelter are accepted regardless of age, health or species.