Corpus Christi, Texas –
Before the cold weather, for an interim program manager Corpus Christi Animal Care ServicesMiguel Escobar says his department is expecting an influx of stray animals.
“We’re anticipating a huge influx of animals that we currently shelter here, so we’re asking the community to come see if they’re eligible, or “They have the capacity to house some of our animals. That have already been vetted, so we can have additional space for any animal,” Escobar said.
While some may choose to adopt animals to give them a break from shelter life, Escobar said many times the animals find their forever homes.
“We also have some people who decide to adopt, and when they’re adopting this fur baby that they have, they’re like, ‘You know, I’m totally committed. ‘I want to, and I want to adopt this animal’ and that’s fine. Fine,” he said.
Escobar says anyone who chooses to become a short-term foster will be sent home with food if needed, and a cage and bedding while supplies last.
For those who already have pets at home, there are a few things they should keep in mind to adapt to the city. Ordinance.
“Right now, we’re doing active patrols, you know, educating owners that when it hits 32 degrees ambient temperature they have to keep their animals inside and make sure that when “Animals need bedding when the temperature drops below 50 degrees,” he said.
If you are interested in fostering an animal before or during winter, you can email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 361-826-4630.
Animal care services will now be available by phone 24 hours a day from Wednesday 17 January. Due to bad weather.