Furry Friends Need You, Houston!

Posted on: August 21, 2020
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Press Releases

The Texas Gulf Coast is an amazing place to live. We have the beautiful ocean, beaches and wildlife surrounding us. But, we also have some extreme weather, too. When our weather in Houston gets too hot, too windy, or too watery, living without a home can be very tough, especially if you are new to this world. The kind Houstonians that rescue and care for those homeless animals can’t do it alone. They need our help. And the Montgomery County animal shelter is asking us to pitch in and help them care for our furry friends in the article just published by the Houston Chronicle.

Montgomery County Animal Shelter waives adoption fees through August

By Catherine Dominguez Updated 1:44 pm CDT, Friday, August 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter is still operating through appointments and continues to have success is finding shelter animals forever homes.

In March following the announcement of the first COVID-19 cases in the county, the shelter began limiting its intake of animals but soon moved to an appointment only system.

“Adoptions and intakes are going well,” said MCAS Assistant Director Mark Wysocki adding the appointment system allows the staff to manage the number of people in the building. “The rescue and foster groups have really stepped up to pull from the shelter to transport and adopt locally.”

While the shelter can’t host a large adoption event, Wysocki said they are doing a clear the shelter event and have waived all adoption fees through the month of August.

Foster: Foster Clinic times and days will remain the same. If you come to the foster clinic, stay in your vehicle or maintain social distancing outside of the facility and check into the wait list at https://app.waitwhile.com/welcome/mcasfoster. The wait list becomes available for sign in only during the scheduled days and times. If you have any urgent needs please contact FosterCoordinator@mctx.org. Sign up for a foster appointment at https://app.waitwhile.com/book/mcasfostering.

 Adopt: To adopt an animal, go to https://app.waitwhile.com/book/mcasadoption to schedule a time. The shelter will be doing fee waived adoptions to eliminate the handling of cash and credit card terminals during this time.

Volunteer: Volunteers who are already volunteering with MCAS will still be able to volunteer. Keep in contact with Volunteer.Coordinator@mctx.org as well as scheduling your volunteering time on the online portal. The shelter will limit the number of volunteers on property. Please note that if you come to the shelter you may be required to answer some screening questions before being allowed to enter the shelter.

 Wellness: The Wellness Center will still be operating as normal by appointment. Staff will be asking people to be diligent in practicing social distancing when they are at the facility. To book an appointment for wellness please visit,

If you are interested in fostering or adopting one of these pups you can contact the shelter at shelter.counter@mctx.org and/or schedule an appointment.

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