Adoptions end threat to Seagoville shelter pets

Adoptions end threat to Seagoville shelter pets

Adoptions end threat to Seagoville shelter pets

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Posted on September 25, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 25 at 10:14 PM

SEAGOVILLE — A weekend campaign to win adoption for more than 50 dogs at Seagoville's "no-kill" animal shelter was a success.

As we first told you on Friday, the shelter was overloaded with dogs and officials were forced to consider euthanizing some of the pets as soon as Monday to make room for new arrivals.

Successful adoption drives have been held all weekend; only about eight canines remained as of Sunday, ending the threat to end the shelter's no-kill policy — for now.

"As good as we feel right now, tomorrow starts everything all over again with animals dumped, animals running loose," said shelter volunteer Teresa Alvarez. "Seagoville people don't come and get their dogs if they get picked up; they leave them here."

The remaining dogs at the shelter right now are mostly pit bulls, which are harder to place.

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