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Most Urgent Animals (Code Red)

Code Red animals are in urgent need of adoption or rescue.

The list shows special-needs animals that aren’t placed into the traditional adoption program at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter.

The city’s shelter refuses no pets, and many are sick (upper respiratory infections, heartworm, etc.) and simply need medical treatment. Others are females with their newborn litters who can’t stay within the shelter environment for a long period of time. All of these animals need immediate help.

Note: Adoptions of a Code Red animal will require a signed health waiver.