Lubbock Animal Shelter Over Full Capacity; Transports 30 Dogs Across the Country
With the Lubbock Animal Shelter being over full capacity, they've been transporting some of their dogs to other locations around the country.
KAMC News reports that the shelter is supposed to have a capacity of 150, but they're faced with around 250 dogs. Once the shelter got over 200, they began pairing dogs in kennels.
The morning of Tuesday, February 22nd, the shelter transported 30 dogs across the country. One of these dogs went to a center in Oklahoma that specializes in special needs dogs. Another went to New Hampshire to be trained as a service animal for a veteran.
Megan Gray, the assistant director of Lubbock Animal Services, says that the dogs do very well once they're sent to other locations. She said:
It’s really cool, because they’ve been here for like three, four, five, six months, and then they get adopted within a week at the receiving shelter.
Even though LAS is transporting dogs to different centers, it still doesn't fix their problem of overpopulation. Anyone that's even slightly interested in adopting a dog can visit the Lubbock Animal Services website for more information.
The shelter posts pictures of every animal their team brings in, as well as lost dogs on their Facebook page. They also have play yards available for guests to have one-on-one time with the dogs they're interested in.