Montgomery County Animal Shelter reopens stray animal intake

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Montgomery County Animal Shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter announced on its Facebook page Oct. 19 that its stray animal intake services will reopen by appointment only beginning Oct. 23.

Montgomery County Animal Services temporarily closed stray intake services Aug. 16 due to a spike in distemper and other respiratory illnesses observed in shelter animals. In the Oct. 19 post, the shelter said the latest round of testing was “all clear except for two low positives.”



The shelter stressed the need for people who find stray animals to allow them to be vaccinated and to make sure their own pets are up to date on vaccinations.

People who find a stray animal can call 936-442-7738, option 2, to access animal control, which can provide guidance.

Animal services said due to the shelter’s struggles with capacity, intake services will focus on strays.

By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.



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