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Nov 11 2011

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Animal shelter update

The goal of our animal shelter is “empty cages“, not because of euthanasia, adoptions or foster care, but because of responsible pet ownership.

By EDWARD MEZA

Special to the PRESS

The Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter is now past its first six months of management by the City of Port Isabel.  Many improvements have been made, yet we still have work to do.

We are completely within the “best practices” rules as outlined by the State of Texas and overseen
by state veterinarian, Dr. Laura Robinson.  We have an on-site veterinarian Dr. Robert Kellogg and his assistance is greatly appreciated.  We also have the expertise of Dr. Julie Monroe of the Port Isabel Animal Clinic and rely greatly on her advice and help.

We have been able to keep the numbers of animals at the shelter to well below the capacity thanks in part to the animal rescue groups and those that have helped with neuter and spay campaigns.  Free adoptions were successful in saving many lives that would have otherwise been ended.

We want to thank the many volunteers and donors who make our goals attainable.  You give us your time and your money expecting realistic management of your gifts and we have proven to be good stewards of your trust.

We encourage people to visit the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter and see for themselves the tremendous effort that has been put forth for the care and well-being of our animal population.  Our shelter staff will be able to answer questions regarding adoptions and matters relating to the shelter operations.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Nov. 10 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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