FORT BEND - It's so crowded at Fort Bend Animal Services, that some of the smaller dogs are tripling up in cages. Yes, it's that bad.
"Right now we are at a crisis. We need to move dogs, and move them fast into adoptive homes or into rescues." says adoption coordinator Barbara Vass.
Ft. Bend Animal Services is built to hold 78 dogs, and right now there are 110 here. But that only tells part of the story. They are responsible for 700-square miles of unincorporated Ft. Bend County. They have no vet here or vet tech, and the dogs keep on coming.
"Right now we are averaging between 40-60 dogs a week, so if we adopt fifty this week, we will be full before the week begins again. We're having some trouble staying ahead of the problem" says Vass.
But they are trying. They are having a Super Bowl week adoption special. Fifty bucks to walk out the door with a dogs that has had it's shots, been spayed or neutered, and micro chipped.
They already have have been actively getting out the word on social media. It's especially important for dogs on the PUSH list. That stands for Pets Urgently Seeking Homes.
To be blunt about it, between the overcrowding and the constant arrivals, some may have to be euthanized.
"It's not our goal but the harsh reality is if we can't find a home for some of these dogs that will happen." says Vass.