KELLER, Texas — The Humane Society of North Texas’ Keller location is facing their busiest summer yet. The shelters are running out of food, according to HSNT community relations manager, Cassie Lackey.
“We are at full capacity right now. We have so many puppies and kittens that are coming into us that are in need of care,” Lackey said.
The Humane Society of North Texas is not government funded, but operates only on donations from surrounding communities.
Last week, the Keller location was nearly out of dog food, when a simple Facebook post brought more than 17 bags to their door the next day. Lackey urges that it still isn’t enough.
“There is a need for more foster families. We need them standing by and ready to go for when these animals are brought in," Lackey said.
And though fostering is a good way to help care for these animals and take some weight off the shelters shoulders, getting these pets adopted quickly is the ultimate goal.
“Our puppies and kittens go really quick, but our senior pets can sometimes be here 5 times longer,” Lackey said.
Older pets may spend months at the shelter without being adopted, which makes providing care only that much harder.
Amanda Siddons, a Keller citizen and Humane Society pet owner, adopted Lily, a ten-year-old senior pet from the shelter about two months ago.
“I really believe that rescue dogs from the shelter love you differently. They are more thankful. Everyday they will show you how thankful they are for you and how much they love you and care for you,” said Siddons.
Lackey and the staff at the Humane Society of North Texas are working extra hard this summer to make sure that every single animal finds their forever homes, just like Lily.
For more information on adopting, fostering and more, visit HSNT.org.