The Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center is celebrating a “Summer of Love” in August. The shelter is offering $30 off normal adoption rates for all cats and dogs that have been at the shelter more than 30 days.
Laura Chavarria, Shelter Director said, “We wish all our animals were adopted quickly, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many have been waiting for their forever homes for several months. Right now, 14 of our 19 adoptable dogs have been at the shelter for more than 30 days.” This is a core shelter population that needs to be addressed, she added, saying “Shelter life is meant to be temporary for all animals. To be here for an extended period of time can cause an animal to ‘de-socialize’, making the transition to home life a bit harder.”
Loveable animals like Melonie, a special needs American Staffordshire Terrier, has been a resident of the shelter for over 250 days. She is deaf, and requires the use of hand signals and some other modifications for interaction. Shelter volunteers have taught her to socialize within her limitations, and the shelter will work with anyone interested in adopting Melonie. Cats are waiting as well, with 59 of the shelter’s 71 residents meeting the criteria. Now is the perfect time to bring home a new family member.