Lewisville's animal shelter closes temporarily because of COVID-19 cases

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Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center closed temporarily because of an increase in staff COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center closed temporarily because of an increase in staff COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Lewisville temporarily closed because of an increase in COVID-19 cases among its staff, according to a Jan. 11 city news release.

The location is scheduled to reopen Jan. 18, according to the release. The closure comes in an attempt to protect the health of staff and visitors.


Staff will still provide care for animals at the shelter during the closure, according to the release. Animal service officers will also respond to animal emergencies and high-priority calls.

Animal surrenders and adoptions can be made by appointment, which can be made online at lewisvillepets.com.
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.