The Humane Society of North Texas’ “mothership” is located in Fort Worth with five pet adoption centers outside of the Fort Worth location. Additionally, they also have cat adoption centers at PetSmart stores. With PetSmart stores located around Kaufman, HSNT hopes to build relationships with neighboring stores in hopes of creating partnerships with them as well.
HSNT cares for 400 to 1,000 pets daily. They have lots of dogs and cats as well as puppies, kittens, snakes, birds, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, cows, donkeys, cattle, chickens, roosters, etc.
The Kaufman County shelter is already filling up with stray dogs that are dumped on the side of county roads or left in yards. These dogs will be ready for adoption when the center hosts their grand opening/ribbon cutting on April 5 starting at 11:30 a.m.
The HSNT will continue to care for and protect these animals alongside their motto, “Pets and People Save Each Other”.
Even during the pandemic, when adoptions only happened by appointment, 7,400 pets were adopted into homes through the HSNT…and statistically, the HSNT has a 96% live release rate. When the centers are full, the HSNT is able to fly them north to find the animals elsewhere. Northern states don’t struggle with pet overpopulation like Texas does because northern elements prevent pet overpopulation. By the time the pets are transported North, they already have adopters waiting for them to arrive.
HSNT transferred 1,900 pets, over 17,00 affected last year alone, 593 rescued from animal cruelty/inhumane conditions, 172 cats treated for ringworm, performed 7,000 neutering and neutering services, and 110 pets will return to their owners.
Currently, 1900 pets are in foster care across the 417 foster families and growing. In addition to host families, the HSNT also has a large volunteer base. 1,600 volunteers showed up at HSNT shelters last year and logged a total of 16,000 volunteer hours.
Any adopted animal will be completely ready to go with vaccinations, sterilized, microchipped, etc.
When reviewing adoption from the Kaufman County Pet Adoption Center, the highest adoption fee is $325 and some fees are reduced to zero, depending on the length of the adoption. their stay at the facility.
Breed and age also play a part in determining adoption costs… puppies cost more and larger dogs tend to be cheaper. Adoption fees for small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs can range from $15 to $30; cats are around $75.
The average length of stay for a dog that passes through the center is generally two weeks. However, puppies and small dogs will come in and be adopted the same day.
A program named Ray of Hope Program is a program designed to help seniors take care of their pets. Through the Ray of Hope program, the HSNT provides free basic veterinary care to seniors’ pets. Income is not taken into consideration, the elderly are asked to be present. These free treatments take place at HSNT facilities in Fort Worth.