Official: Overcrowded Fort Worth Shelters May Mean Mass Euthanizing

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth Animal Control could be days away from the largest mass euthanization in its history if it doesn’t find homes for hundreds of animals.

“The need for adoption or rescue is immediate,” says Scott Hanlan, an Assistant Code Compliance Director with the City of Fort Worth.

Just last week, animal control officers picked up 600 dogs and cats.

The animals were taken to the Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter where they can only hold 400 animals.

The shelter works hard to get the animals ready for adoption, but they’re running out of space, thus putting all the animals at risk.

“Last week alone we had right at 600 animals come to our shelter which is significantly higher than usual for this time of year,” said Hanlan.

Shawn Jordan works with the dogs and cats every day.

She knows all their stories…

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