The Brenham Pet Adoption Center is nearly full and Brenham Animal Services is asking the public to help provide pets with new homes.
Animal services manager Allison Harper says the shelter’s adoption kennels are at 74% capacity and there isn’t much space to move animals from the area where strays are kept in the public viewing area for adoptions.
Harper says that once the shelter population reaches a certain level, the animals begin to experience health and behavioral issues.
There are several ways people can help keep the population low at the shelter. Anyone who needs to return a pet can speak with shelter staff to find the best solution for owner and pet. Families can also participate in the Home to Home program, which allows pets to move from one home to another without having to go to the shelter.
Harper also says that if residents see an animal wandering around the county, it’s not necessarily a stray or abandoned animal.
The full list of pets available for adoption can be viewed at www.petfinder.com.