With animal shelters filling up, the City of Fort Worth is taking an unusual step to keep homeless pets alive. As part of a new program, one woman has become the city’s first animal foster care home.
The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is at capacity. The city confirmed that on Monday 20 animals were euthanized – the highest number of animals put down so far this year.
Two horses had to be euthanized after being stung hundreds of times by a swarm of bees in the small town of Eula just outside of Abilene.
There is no question that some individuals and families across North Texas and the nation have had to ‘tighten their belts’ during rough economic times. Now one organization is focused on the pets belonging to those people.
They say all dogs go to heaven. But if they get there before their time, should someone pay up?
Nearly four-dozen dogs have been euthanized at the Fort Worth shelter because of a distemper outbreak. Distemper is an airborne, highly contagious disease that is almost always fatal.
Fort Worth is faced with the grim possibility of euthanizing hundreds of animals because of overcrowding. Many families are adopting the pets, but many more still need homes.