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Pets look to “Find Love Online” with Virtual Adoption Event

Beginning Thursday, May 28, El Paso shelter pets will be counting on social media and the web to help them find their new homes as part of Animal Services’ first-ever virtual adoption event, “Find Love Online.”

Animal Services will also be highlighting many of their foster pets who are now up for adoption. Videos and photos of these pets will be posted on Animal Services’ Facebook and Instagram page.

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

Since the Animal Services Center remains closed, potential adopters will need to visit the department’s website  to browse adoptable pets.

Officials say for residents to adopt, they need to select at least two animals listed on the website before calling the adoption hotline at (915) 212-8705.

If the pets are still available, adoption counseling will be done over the phone and a delivery date will be scheduled, finalizing the adoption.

The adoption hotline will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the adoption event.

The “Find Love Online” adoption event runs through Saturday, May 30.

Animal Services: “Stop the Kit-napping”

El Paso Animal Services is rolling out a new education campaign this kitten season, all in an effort to save more lives and prevent potentially fatal “kit-nappings.”

Kitnapping is when kittens are prematurely separated from their mother who is their main source of health. This often happens when residents find a litter of kittens and immediately take them away. While many would likely respond in this similar matter, thinking they are helping, they are more than likely causing more harm than good, since mother cats provide their kittens the best chance at survival.

Since 2018, more than 10,000 vulnerable kittens have entered the Animal Services Center. Of these thousands, more than 1,300 died. This tragic loss of life is largely due to kittens failing to thrive, a result of not being provided full immunity and care that a mother cat offers.

Animal Services is addressing this issue through a social campaign aimed at educating and empowering residents to “Stop the Kitnapping.”

This campaign has an online and street marketing component. Information on kitnapping, and what to do if you find kittens, will be shared on Animal Services’ social media platforms and on a special webpage.

In addition, Animal Services’ mascot CeCe the Cat will be making appearances throughout El Paso in high-traffic areas. The mascot will be joined by a street team that will share quick facts with passerby’s, informing them about kitnapping and encouraging them to be involved in El Paso’s lifesaving mission.

The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of kittens entering the shelter and the number of kittens that died in 2019 by ten percent.

To learn more about Animal Services and the Stop the Kitnapping campaign, visit savethekittensEP.com or follow their Facebook or Twitter pages.

Animal Services offering free adoptions during Valentine’s Day Weekend

Wednesday morning, officials with El Paso Animal Services invited the community to find their furry valentine during the department’s “Can’t Put a Price on Love” adoption promotion.

All pet adoptions will be free starting Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 in hopes of creating love connections between pets and families.

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

In addition to these services, dogs adopted at our Mission Valley Adoption Center (MVAC) will also receive an adoption kit that includes food, a bowl, and toys. The MVAC is located at 9068 Socorro Road.

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 Center located at 5001 Fred Wilson.

During this kickoff event on Friday, visitors will be able to participate in doggy “speed dating” in our play yard and help give pupcakes to our shelter pets as part of their daily enrichment.

WHO: El Paso Animal Services

WHAT: “Can’t Put a Price on Love” adoption special featuring FREE pet adoptions, February 14 – February 16. **Kickoff event featuring doggy “speed dating” and pupcake enrichment. These kickoff event activities are scheduled for February 14 only.

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson

WHEN: Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16

Animal Services announces additional sign-up dates for No-Cost Spay/Neuters

On Thursday, officials with El Paso Animal Services announced additional registration dates for their spay/neuter voucher program, which is made possible through a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.

“The goal of the grant-funded voucher program is to conduct targeted spay/neuter surgeries, helping to reduce the number of animals entering the Animal Services Center,” officials shared. “The $75,000 grant allows Animal Services to offer a limited amount of no-cost spay/neuter procedures to owned pets over the next several months.”

The services will be provided to residents receiving government assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify and sign up for the services, residents will need to bring their current award letter (ex. Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, WIC, CHIP, TANF) to the Animal Services Center located at 5001 Fred Wilson.

The address on the pet owner’s valid photo I.D. and the award letter name and address must match.

Pet owners can only register during the dates and times below and will need to provide an accurate weight and age for their pet.

 

Friday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, January 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, January 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PET REQUIREMENTS

·         Dogs ONLY

·         Males: 3 months to 5 years old, 3 lbs. to 75 lbs.

·         Females: 3 months to 4 years old, 3 lbs. to 50 lbs.

·         No Unilateral Cryptorchids (dogs with undescended testicles)

·         No high-risk surgeries (aggressive, overweight, sick, females in heat, pregnant, lactating, and senior dogs)

Animal Services hosting free Holiday Photos with Sunny “Santa Paws”

El Paso Animal Services will be holding a special holiday photo event with “Santa Paws” this weekend.

On Saturday, December 7th, Animal Services will be dressing their mascot Sunny as Santa, and will be taking free photos from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for guests who visit the Animal Services Center located at 5001 Fred Wilson.

The public will be able to download their photos from the El Paso Animal Services Facebook page, or visitors can take their own photos with their phones or cameras.

Photos will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In addition to the photo fun, Animal Services is accepting any pet food donations for those who want to assist the department’s new pet food pantry. This program helps families in need who may be struggling to provide for their pets.

WHO:     El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:   Free Holiday Photos with Sunny “Santa Paws”

WHEN:   Saturday, December 7, 2019  |   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

Animal Services: More foster homes for pets needed as colder weather arrives

El Paso Animal Services is preparing for the colder temperatures expected in the coming weeks by asking the community to open their hearts and homes to a great shelter pet.

Currently more than 100 large dogs are housed in outdoor play runs. With a limited number of large animal housing areas located inside the Animal Services Center, the department is hoping to place many of its large dogs in foster homes or in a new forever home.

Animal Services’ Foster Program is completely free and foster families are provided all the food, supplies, and medical care needed. All a foster family provides is a temporary loving home for a pet, or pets, in need.

Those interested in becoming a foster can come to the shelter seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with foster team members.

For those interested in adding a member to their family permanently, adoption fees have also been waived for all dogs over 30 lbs. All adoptions will include the pet’s spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license.

For more information on all the services and programs provided by El Paso Animal Services, visit in person at 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue, or visit their website.

Animal Services event to feature $1 Adoptions, Mascot Unveiling and Dance-Off

This weekend, El Paso Animal Services is once again hosting a fun-filled event with their “Mutts and Mascots” adoption promotion.

On Saturday, September 21, all pet adoptions will be $1.

In addition to the reduced fees, Animal Services will also be unveiling their new mascot that will help educate the community on pet responsibility and animal welfare.

The Mutts and Mascots event will also feature guest appearances from several other special mascot friends.

For more information on El Paso Animal Services, visit their website or in person at 5001 Fred Wilson.

Mutts & Mascots Event Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. – Animal Services mascot unveiling
  • 12 p.m. – Adoption office opens
  • 1 p.m. – Special appearances from guest mascots
  • 1:30 p.m. – Animal Services mascot receives microchip and vaccines
  • 2:30 p.m. – Mascot dance-off
  • 7 p.m. – Adoption office closes

Animal Services to host series of “We Will” Rallies as community nears ‘No-Kill’ Goal

El Paso Animal Services has seen many changes these last several years as it nears closer toward its goal of becoming a no-kill community.

To that end, Animal Services is hosting a series of “We Will Save More Pets” rallies during the next four months that will provide attendees with an in-depth overview of the department.

“The department wants residents to continue to be part of its success, and is inviting the public to learn more about Animal Services’ lifesaving efforts, including how the department is working with the community to save more pets,” officials shared via a news release.

Participants will learn all about the work being done inside the shelter, and out in neighborhoods.

In addition, a tour of the Animal Services Center will help residents learn about each Animal Services program aimed at helping pets and their owners.

MEETING DATES (6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.)

  • September 19, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 5, 2019

Participants must RSVP to attend. To sign-up for one the four meetings, email Animal Services at epasoutreach@elpasotexas.gov along with your preferred date that you would like to attend.

Space is limited, and slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Animal Services Achieves Highest Monthly Save-Rate

Officials with El Paso Animal Services announced Wednesday that they reached a milestone in March, achieving their highest monthly save-rate in department history.

Last month, Animal Services saved 92.53% of the more than 2,400 animals that entered the Animal Services Center in March.

This is the fourth month of reaching a 90% or higher live-release rate as the department nears its “no-kill” goal.

“Animal Services would like to thank the community for their continued support, and encourage everyone to be involved in the City of El Paso’s mission to become a “no-kill” city,” Animal Services officials shared via a news release.

“To support this mission, the community can help by adopting, fostering, volunteering, and donating, as well as ensuring all owned pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations, have a microchip and are spayed or neutered.”

Officials added that the spring and summer months are the most challenging, as those months have historically been the peak intake season. This means more animals will enter the Animal Services Center during this period creating a greater need for the community’s help.

To learn more on how to get involved in El Paso Animal Services’ lifesaving mission, visit their webpage or visit their location in person at 5000 Fred Wilson

Animal Services: Free Adoptions, Adopters, Fosters and Donations Needed

On Tuesday, officials with El Paso Animal Services announced the establishment of new lifesaving procedures to prepare for the typically busy spring and summer months.

To reach its “no-kill” goal, El Paso Animal Services asking for the community’s help.

The new lifesaving procedures require many areas of the center to be cleared out. For this reason, the department is asking for the community’s support in this initiative by adopting, fostering, donating and/or reconnecting with a lost pet.

“The closer to “no-kill” the City gets, the harder it becomes to reach a 90% live-release rate or higher, but Animal Services and its partners are working proactively to continue saving lives,” officials shared.

On Saturday, February 2, adoption fees will be free for all pets. Animal Services is hopeful that reduced fees will result in hundreds of animals finding their forever homes. All adoptions will include the pet’s spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license.

For those able to provide a temporary home to a pet in need, fostering is a great option. Fostering a pet will free up space for other incoming pets at the shelter, and will also give Animal Services the opportunity to transfer more animals to other rescues and shelters.

If you don’t have space for a new friend at home, another way to support the shelter’s life-saving efforts is to donate to our various programs and initiatives:

  • Dry Dog and Cat Food
  • Crates and Pet Carriers
  • Canned Puppy and Kitten Food
  • Towels and Blankets (new or gently used)

ASEP officials add that over 50 lost pets come into the center daily—many without collars or microchips. They say to help reunite pets with their families, they encourage the community to make sure their pets wear a collar with identification tags, and make sure their pet’s microchip is updated with current contact information.

Animal Services is also continuing to waive pet reclaim fees throughout the month of February. To view found pets, visit the Animal Services center daily and check the “Found Pets” webpage.

Animal Services Hosts Free Microchip, Vaccine Clinic in Far East El Paso Sunday

El Paso Animal Services will be offering free microchips and vaccines (Distemper/Parvo for dogs or FVRCP for cats) to the first 100 pets that visit Tierra Buena Park in far-east El Paso from 9 a.m. to noon this Sunday, January 13.

Animal Services is nearing its goal of having a 90% live-release rate of its pets in the facility, but despite this success, thousands of lost and unvaccinated pets continue to enter the Animal Services Center every month.

When pet owners keep their pets in their homes and stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, they are helping El Paso with its goal of becoming a “no-kill” community.

To participate in Sunday’s event, pet owners must bring a valid photo ID and have their pet(s) on a leash or in a crate.

Microchips and vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional events will be held throughout the spring. To find out when the next event will be, “like” Animal Services on Facebook.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHO:              El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:            Free microchips and Distemper/Parvo or FVRCP vaccines provided to the first 100 pets to visit them at Tierra Buena Park

WHEN:            Sunday, January 13  |   9 a.m. to noon (or until all microchips and vaccines are administered)

WHERE:          Tierra Buena Park   12701 Pebble Hills Blvd.

Animal Services “Home for the Pawlidays” Adoptions Starts Friday

On Thursday, officials with the El Paso Animal Services unveiled their “Home for the Pawlidays” adoption event.

Animal Services will be offering free adoptions on all of their shelter pets during this two-week special.

While adoption specials are offered year-round, Animal Services wants to remind the community, especially during the holidays, that adopting a pet is a life-long decision.

The department encourages those interested in adding a new member to the family, to visiting the shelter and adopt a pet together rather than gifting your family member an unexpected pet for the holidays.

The “Home for the Pawlidays” adoption special begins on Friday, December 7, and runs through Sunday, December 23. Shelter pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Though fees will be waived, donations of blankets and wire crates are always welcomed.

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

WHO:          El Paso Animal Services

WHAT:        “Home for the Pawlidays” adoption event featuring free adoptions

WHEN:        Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 23

WHERE:      Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson (across Ft. Bliss cemetery)

“Fall Fur Me” Adoption Special to Connect Families with Pets for the Holidays

This weekend, El Paso Animal Services and its community partner, KFOX’s Pet Pals, are ready to find great homes for the hundreds of pets at the El Paso Animal Services Center.

November 16 through November 18, the two organizations will be hosting a “Fall Fur Me” adoption event featuring free pet adoptions for all El Paso Animal Services pets.

All pet adoptions will include their spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations and city license. While fees will be waived, donations of food, treats, blankets and towels are welcomed.

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

In addition to the free adoptions, the first ten adopters each day will receive an adoption goodie bag courtesy of the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin.

WHO:             El Paso Animal Services & community partners

WHAT:           “Fall Fur Me” adoption event with free adoptions on all Animal Services’ animals. Pets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN:           Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18   11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:         El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue

Animal Services Kicks Off Football Season With ‘Mutts, Miners & Meows’ Adoption Special

With football season right around the corner, El Paso Animal Services is ready to help residents find their four-legged MVP.

Residents who visit the Animal Services Center this week wearing UTEP fan gear will have the adoption fee reduced to just $3 as part of the “Mutts, Miners & Meows” adoption special.

The special adoption fee includes the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.

In addition to this adoption special, Animal Services has also transformed its play yard into the “Forever Home Stadium,” and is encouraging all adopters to take a photo with their new teammates on the fun-sized football field.

This special runs through September 1, 2018.

WHO:          El Paso Animal Services   

WHAT:        “Mutts, Miners & Meows” adoption special featuring $3 adoptions for all adopters wearing UTEP gear.

WHEN:        Wednesday, August, 29 through Saturday, September 1

WHERE:      El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

Animal Services Hosts “Clear the Shelters” Event This Saturday

The El Paso Animal Services will once again take part in the national “Clear the Shelters” adoption campaign.

During this event, Animal Services will provide free pet adoptions for all of its shelter pets. The department is committed to saving as many lives as possible by clearing its kennels through this annual event, which spurred more than 230 adoptions last year.

This year’s event will feature food trucks and pet-related vendors. In addition, free adoption goodie bags will be given to the first 50 families that adopt, courtesy to Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Though adoptions will be free, donations of blankets, food, and kennels are welcomed. The public is encouraged to come early to the event as our shelter pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHO:          El Paso 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 18, 2018  |  11 a.m. to 6 p.m

WHERE:      El Paso Animal Services Center – 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

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