Courtesy: El Paso Animal Services
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – About a dozen pets will be euthanized at the El Paso Animal Services Center on Friday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. if they are unable to find new homes.
These pets are part of Animal Services’ “at risk” list, which includes pets that have medical and behavioral deficiencies as a result of living in a shelter environment.
“In an effort to be transparent with our community, we have begun releasing this “at risk” list to find life-saving outcomes for the pets on the list. El Paso Animal Services Marketing and Public “Once they’re on the “at risk” list, the vast majority of these pets, we’ve already exhausted all the life-saving solutions we’ve tried,” engagement manager Michael Anderson said. .
Pets that are listed have a two-week deadline to be adopted, fostered or rescued. But if the animal’s health is seriously deteriorating, the deadline can be changed.
The pressure to find these pets a new home has increased as animal services and their rescue partners currently face challenges to meet the high demand for animals coming into their shelters.
“Just within the last week, we’ve had about 300 dogs come into the shelter and that’s why we’re having these capacity challenges. We’ve had a lot of dogs coming into our shelter and unfortunately not enough. Going,” Anderson explained.
All pets on the “at risk” list are available for immediate adoption or fostering. Their adoption is free and includes pet spay-neuter, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license.
For more information about “At Risk” pets, Anderson recommends following their social media accounts or emailing them at EPASAtrisk@elpasotexas.gov.