Corpus Christi Animal Care Services

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In the early morning of Friday, February 4, 2022, a fire broke out at the Corpus Christi Animal Care Services facility. The fire started in the laundry room and spread to the food storage area causing extensive damage. Thanks to a quick response from CCFD and CCPD, the fire was contained to the laundry room and food storage area. No animals were injured. ACS staff were on hand throughout the event and a full welfare check was carried out to ensure the safety of staff and all animals at the facility.

The animal care facility will be closed to the public today, February 4, and tomorrow, February 5, due to power and water service interruptions caused by the fire.

Our dedicated animal care staff will continue to provide animal care, conduct foster pickups and rescue transfers, provide microchipping services, and accept and care for injured and sick animals. Unfortunately, the City will not be able to accept abandoned animals at the shelter during this period. The City encourages pet owners who wish to relinquish their pet(s) to use our Home to Home program for safe repatriation. The Home-to-Home program is accessible at the following address: https://home-home.org/shelter/corpus-christi-animal-care-services/

Host families are always appreciated. If you are interested in helping the animals at the shelter by providing them with a warm and loving home, please contact the City Live Rescues Division at Animal Care Services via email at [email protected] to be a family of friends. ‘homepage.

Animal protection officers will continue their patrols throughout the city and respond to calls for service. Animal Care Services will work with partner agencies to house animals when needed when responding to calls.

For media inquiries, contact Public Information Officer Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or by email at [email protected]

Boyd S. Abbott