EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — An unused community center in El Paso's Lower Valley is now being used as a new satellite pet adoption center, according to El Paso Animal Services.
The center will be used a secondary place to shelter pets.
El Paso Animal Services already has a location at Fred Wilson Drive in the northeast.
This second location is at 9068 Socorro Road. It will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 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, according to El Paso Animal Services.
They said the northeast shelter is at capacity due to high animal intake.
Shelter employees said they still need support from the community. Residents can help 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 learn more about our foster program, visit www.epanimalservices.com/foster
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