The DFW Humane Society and Irving Animal Services are calling for help. They have seen an unexpected increase in dog food and their facilities are at capacity.
To help make room, they’ve organized a series of initiatives to get dogs to their forever homes.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 4 p.m., Toyota of Irving has agreed to sponsor the adoption of all dogs adopted during that time.
In addition to Saturday’s event, to further encourage adoption, the DFW Humane Society will be running special promotions from December 12-16. During this period, all pets over one year of age will be available for free adoption.
Employees and volunteers from the DFW Humane Society and Irving Animal Services share a building and have the unique advantage of balancing out if the population of either grows. This is an ideal setup until the hike becomes too overwhelming on either side.
Kitty McNatt is the Community Engagement Coordinator with the DFW Humane Society. She said she has seen an increase in dog surrenders and strays in the past two weeks. They need help from the surrounding community.
“We really rely on people coming in and giving these animals a chance,” McNatt said. “If that’s not happening, we’re not going to have pets going out.”
Pet fostering is also an option for people who aren’t ready to make a permanent commitment, McNatt said.