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    Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelters at capacity

    The shelter said Monday it is considering euthanizing 15 dogs that “are sick, suffering or are dangerous” as a result of the capacity numbers. FORT WORTH, Texas — Editor’s note: The video above is from a previous segment. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control said it would have to consider euthanizing 15 dogs, Monday since the shelter currently has nearly 900 dogs and cats in its facilities, placing the shelter at capacity. Diane Covey, the spokesperson for Fort Worth’s Code Compliance Department, said in an emailed statement to WFAA that euthanization happens “from time to time” for animals that “are sick, suffering or are dangerous.”  Covey said information on the…

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    Extended hours leads to dozens of adoptions at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control

    Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 09:53 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 14, 2021 / 03:25 AM EDT FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control (FWACC) kept its doors open a little longer Friday to help find homes for many of the animals staying there. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control adoption event Friday; fees waived for cats and kittens Instead of closing at 5:30 p.m. like normal, the shelter stayed open until 8 p.m. to make it more convent for families to adopt a pet. FWACC said kittens that arrive every day at the shelter in addition to the 200-250 cats in foster care waiting to…

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    Emaciated dog continues to recover with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A severely malnourished dog abandoned on Fort Wayne’s south side continues to recover with the local Animal Care & Control. On Sunday, FWACC posted an update with the unnamed dog and thanked the public for their overwhelming concern and love. According to the post, the dog “is still in critical condition and has a long road ahead of him.” Shelter staff told WANE 15 last week that cases of neglect and abuse are not uncommon around Fort Wayne. These cases are rarely discussed in public due to animals being considered evidence in possible criminal investigations. Programs like the FWACC’s Angel Fund help animals who have…

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    Fort Worth Animal Shelter facing dire overcrowding

    The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is experiencing an overcapacity situation, with approximately 2,800 animals entering the shelter in April and May. The need for help from the Fort Worth community is immediate, especially for medium and large dogs, and cats. Adoption fees continue to be waived. All pets have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and received their first round of vaccinations. Even with the new North Animal Campus opening recently, the number of pets currently housed in the four facilities – including the Chuck and Brenda Silcox Animal Care and Adoption Center and the two PetSmart Adoption Centers – continues to grow. That means that more animals must be cared for, fed…