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COVID-19 shutdown leads to capacity situation at animal shelter

Posted March 16, 2020

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With many people staying close to home during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, adoptions at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter are certain to drop off, and the shelter will soon reach a critical capacity. The ability to care for all of these pets is the shelter’s primary goal.

There are more than 550 animals being cared for at the main shelter, and there is an immediate need for emergency foster homes and/or adopters. The need is especially critical for large dogs and animals undergoing medical care.

Residents who are willing to help during this crisis should complete an emergency foster application. The shelter’s team will follow up with the next steps.

The main shelter and both PetSmart Adoption Centers are open during regular hours.

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