Animal adoption
7:45 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Update: Mass euthanization avoided at once overcrowded shelter

FORT WORTH - North Texans have come to the rescue for dozens of dogs that were facing euthanization at Fort Worth’s animal shelter.

275 dogs were adopted there over the past two days. The population at the shelter had eclipsed 600, with capacity of about 400. 

In an interview with KETR this week, Wolfe City's Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter President Jodi McIntier said the issue of shelter overcrowding is due in large part to a lack of spay and neutering. 

WFAA-TV reports Fort Worth has not had to euthanize an adoptable, healthy animal since it opened its PetSmart adoption centers in April 2010. The overcrowding put that streak in danger.