Animal Control Sees Record Adoptions in September - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Animal Control Sees Record Adoptions in September

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A record amount of shelter animals found a forever home in the month of September, according to Animal Control.

They said that last month, 108 cats and dogs were adopted. That is the first time the shelter has ever exceeded the 100 mark for adoptions, and officials credit a Free Adoption Day event sponsored by People Assisting Animal Control.

A total of 56 dogs and cats were adopted on that day alone.

"A lot of the animals that come in, I believe a lot of people have the misconception that these are street, ugly types of dogs, and they are not," said Steven Bly of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "A lot of the animals we receive are already previously owned, and the owner wasn't able to care for them. You'll be surprised at the quality of animal that we have. We have everything from small to large dogs, and we get them in everyday. There is always something new, and we encourage people to come in as often as they like to find a loving dog or cat."

Animal Control officials also credit new interim veterinarian, Dr. Melissa Draper, with implementing new vaccinations and spay and neutering procedures that have made more animals adoptable.