The “Empty the Shelter” event will begin at Animal Care Services

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The longest-running national “Empty the Shelters” summer event will be held at more than 250 shelters across the country.

Here in Corpus Christi, Animal care services will begin their “Empty the Shelter” promotion from Monday July 11th to July 31st.

Unprecedented overcrowding has shelters desperate for foster animals, so during this time adoption fees will be waived for pets with age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping and neutering.

These pets can be identified by the “green cuff” on the kennel information sheet. For other animals available, there will be a $25 adoption fee.

Animal Care Services also has a reminder for those of you who have pets at home. During the extreme temperatures that we have faced, it is very important not to leave them in the car and to always have fresh water available to them.

If you see an animal left outside in the heat, notify Animal Care Services at 361-826-4630. They have duty officers to handle these situations.

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Boyd S. Abbott