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Animal Services Holding “Certified Cat Sale;” Free Cat Adoptions Entire Month of June

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and El Paso Animal Services is celebrating by hosting the largest “Certified Cat Sale” in the southwest.

During the entire month of June, all cats available for adoption will have their adoption fees completely waived.  Each free cat adoption includes the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.

The “Certified Cat Sale” ends on Saturday, June 30.

WHO:           El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:         Certified Cat Sale in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Free cat adoptions during the entire month of June.

WHEN:         All month long, ending on Saturday, June 30.

WHERE:       El Paso Animal Services Center  |  5001 Fred Wilson  |   11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Animal Services, Humane Society Send Out an SOS, Call for Community’s Support

El Paso Animal Services and the Humane Society of El Paso are calling on the community to help clear the shelters.

In an effort to continue on our goal of becoming a “no-kill” community, both organizations are sending out an SOS (Support our Shelter) call to the El Paso region, calling for people to adopt, foster, donate, and/or reconnect with their lost pets.

According to Animal Services Center officials, they are currently housing a large kitten population along with a substantial dog population.

With the help of the community, Animal Services and the Humane Society will be able to decrease their populations during the peak months.

ADOPT

June 13 and June 14, adoption fees will be FREE for dogs and cats at the Animal Services Center. Adoption hours will be extend both days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow the community the chance to adopt a new pet even after work. Animal Services is hopeful that the reduced fees will result in hundreds of animals being adopted.

Animal Services’ neighbor, the Humane Society of El Paso will also be staying open until 7 p.m. for adopters. Adoption fees for the Humane Society will be reduced to half-price.

FIND YOUR LOST PET / IMPOUNDMENT FEES WAIVED

In an effort to reconnect as many lost pets as possible, Animal Services will be waiving impoundment fees ($60 per dog/cat) for any animal picked up by their owner. Daily handling fees will also be waived. Fees will be waived the entire month of June. Waived fees do not include quarantine animals. Fees still apply for licensing services.

FOSTER

For pet lovers not looking to adopt at this time, fostering a pet is 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 shelter. Fostering an animal for two weeks will also allow Animal Services to transfer more animals to other rescues and shelters.

DONATE

For those looking to support the shelter’s life-saving efforts, but may not have space for a new friend at home, donations are a great way to help. The following items help support Animal Services’ various programs and initiatives:

  • Canned puppy and kitten food
  • Dry dog and cat food
  • Kitten powdered formula
  • Towels and blankets (new or gently used)
  • Crates and pet carriers

LICENSE YOUR PET / UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

No one ever wants to lose a pet. So in order to help Animal Services reconnect lost pets with their owners, the Department is encouraging the public to license their pet. The annual license is $12.50. If your pet is already licensed, Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to update their contact information if they have moved or changed their phone number.

There are many ways to help make El Paso a “no-kill” community, but one thing is certain—the community’s involvement is definitely needed if El Paso is going to become a “no-kill” city by 2020, as stated in the City’s shelter reform plan.

For more information on El Paso Animal Services, visit the Animal Services Center, located 5001 Fred Wilson, or contact us at (915) 212-PAWS. For information on the Humane Society of El Paso, visit them in person at 4991 Fred Wilson.

Animal Services Rolls Out ‘Dollar Dog Day’ on Thursday

El Paso Animal Services is once again inviting the community to find their new furry friend during the “Dollar Dog Day” adoption special.

All dog adoptions will be reduced to just $1 this Thursday, May 24 only.

The Animal Services Center is currently in its peak intake season, and the department is hoping this adoption special will spark new interest from potential adopters.

In addition to the reduced fees, Animal Services will be keeping its Adoption Office open until 7 p.m. in order to give families more time to find and adopt a new friend.

WHO:          El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:         “Dollar Dog Day” special featuring $1 dog adoptions

WHERE:      Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson

WHEN:        This Thursday, May 24  |  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (extended hours)

Animal Services Announces ‘Dollar Dog Day’ for Friday

El Paso Animal Services invites the community to find their new furry friend during the “Dollar Dog Day” adoption special. All dog adoptions will be reduced to just $1 this Friday, April 27 only.

The peak season has begun at the Animal Services Center, and the department is hoping this adoption special will spark new interest from potential adopters as the Center is beginning to increase in capacity.

In addition to the reduced fees, Animal Services will be keeping its Adoption Office open until 8 p.m. in order to give families more time to find and adopt their new friend. This will be the first time ever that the Center will extend their adoption hours through the evening.

WHO: El Paso Animal Services

WHAT: “Dollar Dog Day” adoption special featuring $1 dog adoptions

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson, El Paso, TX 79906

WHEN: This Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (extended hours)

Animal Services to Host Adoption Event for Larger Pups

El Paso Animal Services is full with large and lovable pups, and in an effort to find as many forever homes as possible, adoptions will be reduced for all dogs over 20 pounds as part of the “I Like Big Mutts” adoption event.

Starting Saturday, April 14, El Paso Animal Services will be offering free adoptions for the first 90 pets for all large-breed dogs over 20 pounds.

Adoptions will continue to be reduced to just $10 after the first 90 through Sunday, April 22.

Adoption fees will include the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.

WHO:           El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:         I Like Big Mutts adoption event featuring free adoptions for all dogs 20 pounds and over for the first 90 pets and $10 adoptions thereafter.

WHEN:         Starting Saturday, April 14 ending Sunday, April 22.

WHERE:       El Paso Animal Services Center  |  5001 Fred Wilson  |  11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Animal Services Pets to Take First-Ever “Rescue Flight”

Early Friday morning, more than 70 shelter pets from El Paso Animal Services will take to the skies as part of the department’s first-ever, large-scale transport flight.

These animals will be flown to new cities that are in need of lovable shelter pets. This transport flight comes at a crucial time as the shelter begins its peak intake season.

This life-saving event is made possible through a collaboration of partners to include: Wings of Rescue, GreaterGood.org, Freekibble, Humane Society of Tulsa, Humane Society of the United States, and Sierra West Airlines.

If members of the community would like to donate to Wings of Rescue to help fund this El Paso flight and others, they can do so online.

Animal Services to Host “Lucky in Love” Special for Valentine’s Day

The Department of Animal Services invites the community to find their furry Valentine during their special “Lucky in Love” adoption promotion.

All pet adoptions will be reduced to $7 starting February 14 through February 17 in hopes of creating love connections between pets and families.

Animal Services will be kicking off this promotion with a special lunch-time Valentine’s Day (February 14) event scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Animal Services Shelter located 5001 Fred Wilson.

During this “Lucky in Love” event, visitors will be able to participate in doggy “speed dating” in our play yard, get a kiss from a special shelter pup at the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation kissing booth, and help give pupcakes to our shelter pets as part of their daily enrichment.

In addition to these activities, shelter staff will also be available to talk about programs and opportunities on how to get involved with the City’s “90 by 2020” mission of being a no-kill community.

All adoptions will include the pet’s spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license.

WHO: El Paso Animal Services in partnership with the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation

WHAT: “Lucky in Love” adoption special featuring $7 pet adoptions, February 14 – February 17.

“Lucky in Love” kickoff event featuring doggy “speed dating”, the EPASF kissing booth and pupcake enrichment. These kickoff event activities are scheduled for February 14 only.

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Shelter – 5001 Fred Wilson, El Paso, TX 79906

WHEN: “Lucky in Love” adoption special w/ $7 adoptions: Wednesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 17

Animal Services Receives Rachael Ray ‘Save Them All Grant’ to Offer No-Cost Spay/Neuters

El Paso Animal Services announced Wednesday that the department has received a Rachael Ray ‘Save Them All’ grant from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society to conduct targeted spay/neuter surgeries, helping to reduce the number of animals entering the Animal Services Shelter.

Animal Services officials say they are “an active partner in the Best Friends Network, which offers help and support to animal rescue groups and shelters that save lives in their communities. Best Friends has lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country.”

Animal Services’ goal is to perform 400 spay/neuter operations over the next several months. The services will be provided to residents that live in the 79907, 79915, 79924, and 79927 zip codes.

These areas were selected due to the high number of animals that enter the shelter each year from these specific zip codes.  A valid I.D. or a current utility bill is required to show proof of residence.

Residents from other zip codes may also qualify for the services but must show proof of government assistance (ex. Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, WIC, CHIP, TANF, etc.).

To sign up for the services, residents will need to visit the Animal Services Shelter between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 5001 Fred Wilson.

Once signed up, Animal Services will schedule animals for their surgery that will take place at Animal Services’ Socorro Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Animal Services, EPFD Team Up: Free Pet Adoptions at Neighborhood Fire Stations

The Department of Animal Services and the El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) are teaming up to host several community fire station adoption events.

This partnership allows Animal Services to expand its adoption efforts by bringing adoptable pets straight to the community by co-hosting events with EPFD at neighborhood fire stations.

During these November fire station events, adoptions will be free on a first come, first served basis. There will be a limited number of pets available.

All pet adoptions include the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.

November 7: Fire Station 24 (East El Paso)  |  1498 Lomaland Drive  |  3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

November 10: Fire Station 5 (Central)  |  400 Revere Street |   3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

November 18: Fire Station 15 (Upper Valley)  |  115 Shorty Lane  |  Noon to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit Animal Services online or contact us at (915) 212-PAWS.

Animal Services Hosts “Flash Fall Sale” as Shelter Reaches Capacity

With Animal Services reaching its capacity as of Monday evening with more than 500 animals at the shelter, the department is holding a “Flash Fall Sale” to help place loving pets in great homes.

Starting Tuesday, October 24, through Monday, October 30, adoption fees for all shelter pets will be reduced to just $5, or free with the donation of any of the items listed below.

In order to reduce the shelter population, Animal Services will reduce adoption fees whenever the facility is at capacity in hopes of adopting many of the animals currently in their care.

While this practice happens often during the busy summer months, there are also other times of the year where the population will increase over 500, prompting a reduced adoption fee event.

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Dog and cat toys
  • Towels and blankets (new or used)
  • Dog and puppy food
  • Cat and kitten food
  • Wire kennels
  • Plastic carriers

In addition to the animals already being spayed or neutered, all adopted pets will also have their age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, and City license.

WHAT:   “Flash Fall Sale” adoption special, adoption fees reduced to $5, or free with donation (flyer attached)

 WHEN:   Tuesday, October 24 – Monday, October 30

 WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Shelter  |  5001 Fred Wilson Ave

Animal Services Offering Free Adoptions Saturday with “Rock the Shelter” Event

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Department of Animal Services will be offering free adoptions for all its shelter pets.

Animal Services is committed to saving as many lives as possible by clearing its kennels through reduced-fee adoptions, and is encouraging the community to come out and adopt.

Hundreds of pets are at the shelter waiting to go to their forever homes, and you can adopt a new furry friend at no cost. All adopted pets will have their spay/neuter procedure, initial age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license included in the free adoption.

Shelter pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHO:          El Paso Department of Animal Services

WHEN:         Saturday, September 30, 2017  |  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:       El Paso Animal Services Shelter  | 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

For more information, visit Animal Services Website or visit in person at 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue.

Video: El Paso Animal Services Pawcast for September 2017

In this edition of the El Paso Animal Services Pawcast, host Ramon Herrera shows you how staff wert able to adopt more than 200 pets in one day.

Also, we have a great sport themed adoption special this month aimed at connecting families with new huddle buddies.

Parks and Rec Department Hosts Doggie Day Swimming at Outdoor City Pool

The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department invites dog owners and their pets to the annual Doggie Swimming Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, at Nations Tobin Pool located at 8831 Railroad Dr.

The 9th annual event gives dogs the opportunity to go swimming in the outdoor pool before the pool shuts down for the winter. The Parks and Recreation Department is also planning several dog-friendly activities during the event.

Admission is $2 per dog (pet owners free). Pet owners must bring a paper copy of their dog’s shot records in order to participate in the event. Dogs that only have collar tags will not be allowed to participate. All shot records must show current rabies, distemper and parvo information.

In addition, the City of El Paso Animal Services Department and the Animal Rescue League will provide pet adoptions at the location.

Animals Services will also provide free microchip checks to help owners update the contact information on their pet’s microchips.

For more information, call El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 212-0397 or visit their website.

Animal Services – Pet of the Week: Meet Amelia!

Looking for an adventure buddy? Come meet Amelia!

Amelia is a playful and energetic pup looking for someone that she can go hiking, biking, camping or simply just someone to play with in the park or backyard with.

If you’re outdoorsy and want company, Amelia is your girl—she’s up for any kind of adventure! Come meet this friendly girl in A 17, she’s ready to go home today for only $15 with her spay procedure, microchip, initial vaccinations and city license.

NAME: Amelia
AGE: 1 year old
ID: A36017998

Animal Services Offering Free Adoptions via “Clear the Shelters” Event Saturday

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, the Department of Animal Services will take part in the national “Clear the Shelters” adoption campaign by waiving adoptions fees for all its shelter pets.

Via a news release officials said, “Animal Services is committed to saving as many lives as possible by clearing its kennels through reduced-fee adoptions, though fees will be waived, donations of toys, food, and kennels are welcomed.”

Shelter pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the last free adoption event, Animal Services adopted out 218 pets during the one-day event, shattering the department’s previous single-day adoption record.

The staff at Animal Services is looking to continue that success by setting a new adoption record this Saturday.

For more information, visit Animal Services website or visit in person at 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue.

WHO:          El Paso Department of Animal Services

WHAT:         “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event with free adoptions on all Animal Services animals. Pets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN:         Saturday, August 19, 2017  |  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:       El Paso Animal Services Shelter  |  5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

 

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