El Paso Animal Services officials announced Tuesday that they have revamped an empty community center into a new satellite adoption center the will help create new opportunities for great shelter pets.
The Mission Valley Adoption Center is located at 9068 Socorro Road and will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The center will be closed on Mondays.
All adoptions at this new facility will be free and will include the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, initial age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.
As for the Animal Services Center on Fred Wilson Drive, it is currently at capacity as the department continues to experience high animal intake.
The new Mission Valley Adoption Center will help alleviate some housing space at the Animal Services Center but the department is still calling for support from the community to help reduce the numbers of pets currently under Animal Services’ care. The best way the community can help is by adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating.
Pets will be available for adoption at the Mission Valley Adoption Center between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and adoption fees will be waived.
For those not looking to adopt at this time, fostering a pet is a great option. By fostering, families will be able to care for a shelter pet temporarily, which will free-up space for other adoptable pets at the Animal Services Center.
To help care for pets both at the Animal Services Center and at the new Mission Valley Adoption Center, the department is putting out a call for volunteers to assist with walking dogs. Volunteers 18 years or older can learn more about how to get started by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Another way to support the shelter’s lifesaving efforts is to donate much-needed items for the offsite shelter:
· Stainless Steel Bowls
· Canned Dog Food
· Towels and Blankets (new or gently used)
· Dog Treats and Harnesses