Garland, Texas – October 28, 2008 -- The recent economic downturn has
negatively affected Garland Animal Services in many ways.
For more than a decade the Animal Shelter has fed impounded animals
exclusively with food donated from local businesses. As economic
times worsen food donations have dropped to the point where the Animal
Shelter will soon be forced to purchase food to feed animals held at
the Shelter. Citizens wishing to help the Animal Shelter care for
animals held there can donate cash, dry dog or cat food, or any other
pet care items by dropping them off at the Garland Animal Shelter at
600 Tower Drive. All donations, both money and supplies, are used
exclusively for the care of animals. The Shelter is open Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Another sign of the economic times is a decrease in the number of pet
adoptions from the Garland Animal Shelter. Animal adoptions have
dropped more than 35% in the past year. Rescue groups are also having
trouble finding homes for rescued animals which has led such groups to
rescue fewer animals from the Garland Animal Shelter. If you are
considering adding a pet to the family, please visit the Garland
Animal Shelter first. Adoption rates are very reasonable and a
variety of dogs or cats are always available.
Additional Contact Information:
Garland Animal Services
P.O. Box 469002
Garland, TX 75046-9002.