Collin County Animal Services remains at max capacity despite nearly 40 adoptions

The Collin County Animal Shelter is still at max capacity after lowering adoption fees.

The Collin County Animal Shelter is still at max capacity after lowering adoption fees.

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Collin County Animal Shelter
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Collin County Animal Shelter
Despite what Collin County Animal Services calls a successful initiative to encourage more animal adoptions, it is still at max capacity.

Just a few weeks ago, the shelter was at 125% capacity, and the halls were lined with overflow kennels.

The shelter lowered adoption fees from $25 to $10 from May 28-31 to encourage more people to adopt. During that timeframe, 37 dogs and cats were adopted.

Temporarily lowering adoption fees helped clear some space and has kept animals out of the hallways, but overcrowding is still an issue, said Danny Davis, the supervisor for Collin County Animal Services.

As of June 10, the shelter still has 76 dogs and 26 cats in need of homes.

Collin County Animal Services is not a no-kill shelter; however, the shelter has not had to euthanize animals for space in three years, Davis said.

Davis said any time the shelter reaches 100% capacity, they are at risk to euthanize.

Overcrowding would not be an issue if more people spayed and neutered their animals, Davis said. He also encourages people to adopt from shelters and not shop from breeders.

For more information about Collin County Animal Services, visit www.collincountytx.gov/animal_services.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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