Following one’s passion can change everything
Kelsey Adams, a Fort Bend County resident, has always loved animals. She adopted her dog, Dash, from the Fort Bend County Animal Control shelter, located at 1210 Blume Road, Rosenberg, Texas. She discovered, to her dismay, that most of the animals there never got homes, and owners did not come looking for their lost pets. The shelter humanely euthanized 84% of the animals entering its doors.
Kelsey thought, “There are so many great pets that should be in loving homes. I have to do something!” And, something she did!
In January of this year, she and shelter adoption coordinator, Ray Wilson, harnessed social media creating a Facebook page with pictures of the available pets. It currently has 2,053 “LIKES” and produced over 225 adoptions and rescues since its inception, more than had occurred in the past five years! See, “Pets at Ft. Bend Animal Control” www.facebook.com/PetsAtFtBendAnimalControl?ref=ts&fref=ts. These photos were taken by local photographer, Mary Pasicatan and Jana Simoneaux, a resident who enjoys photography as a hobby.
Victory Vipers posted “pets of the week” and held an adoption event, boasting 10 adoptions!
The stellar results prove that there is a demand for these pets, and that the community of Fort Bend County supports adoption at local shelters.
The adoption fee of $25 includes a rabies vaccination, adopters have 30 days to provide proof of spay or neuter, and microchip.
Hours are weekdays 8am – 5pm, extended hours Wednesdays, 5pm – 7pm; Saturdays 8am to noon. Phone: 281-342-1512.
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