Fort Worth Animal Shelter Lowers Adoption Fee To $10 For June

Andrew Greenstein
June 18, 2018 - 5:28 am
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - If you're looking for a new best friend, the Fort Worth animal shelter has just the deal for you.

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is lowering its adoption fee from $49 to $10 for the rest of the month.

"We have been quite full and at capacity on and off these last few months," says Diane Covey with the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. "We're hoping a lowered adoption fee will help those people who have been thinking of adopting a dog or a cat."

This time of year is usually a busy one for animal shelters, including Fort Worth.

"I think most animal shelters find themselves getting full and fuller in the spring and in the summer," says Covey, "certainly in the spring -- that's when we have a lot of births of animals, both the cats and the dogs.

"We don't turn away any animals that are either being surrendered or strays that we find on the street," says Covey. "And we are certainly outpacing the number of animals coming into the shelter versus those that are leaving."

Covey says the adoption fee covers everything needed to take a dog or cat home.

"The $10 adoption fee covers the spay/neuter surgery," says Covey. "The pet is also microchipped and has received its rabies vaccinations, along with some other vaccinations."

The main shelter is located at 4900 Martin St. in south Fort Worth.

There are also two PetSmart adoption centers that the city works with -- one in south Fort Worth and one in far north Fort Worth.

The Dallas and Collin County animal shelters are also experiencing overcrowding at this time.