The Humane Society of Midland County is helping several dogs from Texas find their fur-ever homes in Mid-Michigan.
The dogs arrived at the shelter on Tuesday, Aug. 13. They came from an overcrowded shelter in Fort Worth, Texas.
“It’s hard not to help any animal in need, if you have the ability to do so,” said Beth Wellman, director of the Humane Society of Midland County.
Wellman said this isn’t the first time they’ve had to help a larger shelter in need.
“We’re obviously a small shelter, but the dogs are so friendly, healthy, and deserving of forever homes that we’re happy to help however we can,” Wellman said.
Without the help from the Humane Society of Midland County, the dogs would have been euthanized.
“The motto has always been, up til recently, that you just euthanize them to make space. And the excuse is there’s not enough homes for them all, but ultimately what we’re finding is that there is enough homes for them all if we all work together as a nation to find them homes” Wellman said.
Seven of the dogs were adopted out on Tuesday, but the shelter said there are still several dogs waiting to be adopted.
“We put them on our Facebook page and stuff. We had pictures ahead of time, so we were able to network them a little bit even before they got here. So we did have some approved families waiting to pick out their new pet right away,” Wellman said.
All adoptions are first come first serve. Applications can be filled out on site or ahead of time on the shelter's website.
Adoption fees range between $75 and $250.
As of Aug. 16, eight of the dogs from Texas were still at the shelter.