Harris County has authorized construction of a $600,000 Petco Foundation Transfer Center. The new transfer center could save the lives of thousands of animals per year. Petco Foundation donated $180,000 to the Harris County Animal Shelter and Commissioners’ Court followed with an additional donation of $420,000.
The funds will be used to construct the Petco Foundation Transfer Center, which will hold adoptable animals to ensure they are disease-free and healthy enough to be transferred to another city or state. The Center will reside on the same property as the new county animal shelter financed by a $24 million in bonds approved by voters in November, 2015.
Construction of the Petco Foundation Transfer Center is expected to begin in late summer of 2017.
“Harris County is continuing to look for better and more innovative ways to avoid euthanizing unwanted stray animals," said County Judge Ed Emmett. "Thanks to Petco, we can now get thousands more animals into the arms of loving owners every year."
"We are very excited that our Harris County officials will augment the Petco Foundation's generous gift to build a permanent facility that will increase capacity and allow our shelter to save more homeless pets," said Dr. Umair A. Shah, the Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, which oversees animal control in the county.
Thank You to the Petco Foundation
None of this would be possible without the Lifesaving Impact Investment Grant from the Petco Foundation. We are honored to have them as a partner and look forward to the great work that we will do together in the coming months. Learn more about the Petco Foundation here.
Thank You to our Volunteers
We could not have had such a
successful event without the support of our dedicated Harris County Animal
Shelter volunteers. With the creation of The Petco Foundation Transfer Center,
there will be an even more crucial need for dedicated volunteers. Learn more
Veterinary Public Health and what services we provide to the community.