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Brenham Pet Adoption and Care Center Reaches Capacity

The City of Brenham announced today, July 13, 2022, that the Brenham Pet Adoption Center is currently at 85% capacity. Once the center reaches 75%, pets begin showing physical and mental health issues due to the stress. “We need the community’s help during this time when adoptions are low nationwide, said Allison Harper, Manager of Animal Services and the Brenham Pet Adoption and Care Center.

If you are considering adoption, now is a great time. The Center has many dogs waiting to find a good home. Dogs can be viewed on Pet Finder at https://cityofbrenham.online/pet-adoptions.

In addition to adoptions, the intake of animals is currently limited to emergencies only. If you have an animal you can no longer keep, you will be asked to use the self-re-homing page, Home to Home at https://home-home.org/shelter/bpac/.

Stray animals will also be taken on an emergency basis only. Most stray animals are within 100 feet of their home but only 10% are reclaimed once brought to the shelter. The center assists with getting animals returned to their owner by posting to social media sites and going door-to-door to locate an owner.

The center wants to remind the community to ensure your pets are wearing IDs if they were to get out. This could save the life of other pets as it could be returned to the family instead of being held at the shelter.

The Center also asks for your patience if you find a pet and take it to the shelter. General operations have been modified due to the full capacity.

For questions, call the Brenham Pet Adoption and Care Center at 979-337-7391 or email Allison Harper at aharper@cityofbrenham.org