Sixty dogs need homes by Saturday

By Theresa D. McClellan
For the Fort Bend Star

The Fort Bend County Animal Services is in a critical situation and asking for the public’s help in saving 60 dogs by Saturday.

“We have made every effort over the last several months to give every dog that comes into the shelter the best chance at finding their forever home. Unfortunately, we are now faced with the reality of having to make some extremely hard decisions very soon. It is the very last thing any of us want to do since we all care about these dogs and want to see them in forever homes,” the shelter stated in an online plea to animal lovers. It is signed by director Rene Vasquez and adoption coordinator Barbara Vass.

Vass said Monday morning they issued the online plea on Thursday and have more than 1,000 shares on social media.

“We have had an incredible online response and on Saturday we did a large number of adoptions and rescues. But even with having 20 dogs leave, we are without kennel space,” Vass said.

They are trying to save the dogs who have been there since January. They currently have 15 “fully vetted” dogs that are $10 each as well as dogs and cats over six months old that are $25. They can go to their forever home by using a credit card or money order.

“They are pit bulls and terriers and they are amazing dogs. They are fully vetted which means they are up to date on their vaccines, microchipped for easy identification if lost and they are spayed or neutered,” Vass said.

She said it is obvious the dogs are somebody’s pets.

“It starts with community education. If you are not spaying and neutering your animal, please make sure they have a collar and are microchipped. And if your dog is lost, please check the shelters,” Vass said.

“If you cannot adopt, please share our posts. If you can foster a dog, please contact a local rescue and let them know that you can foster a dog from the Fort Bend County Animal Services,” Vass said.

The 15 “adopt-a-bull” dogs can be seen on the Fort Bend County Animal Service Facebook page.

For more information, contact the shelter at 281-342-1512 or visit them at

1210 Blume Road in Rosenberg. The shelter is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and an additional two hours from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. They are open Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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