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29 dogs and cats at risk for euthanasia, county needs help

Posted at 6:05 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 20:49:23-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Nueces County Animal Control needs your help on Saturday, Sept. 28.
They are overcrowded and hope the community will step up to save furry lives.
"If the animals do not get adopted or rescued then we have to euthanize," Juan Ramirez, animal control manager said.
That is exactly what Nueces County Animal Control is trying to avoid.
"This is the first time we are going to open on a Saturday," Ramirez said.
Ramirez said they are doing everything they can to spread the word and save 29 four-legged lives. They have even lowered the adoption price -- which includes a rabies shot -- from $60 to $30.
He said they have dogs of all breeds and sizes including a couple of puppies, a cat and three kittens.
Because no one has come to claim these animals, he said right now 18 to 20 dogs are up for immediate euthanasia.
They are located at 4540 FM 892 in Robstown. The event will begin at 8 a.m. until noon.
"If we have a line in the office, yes, we will stay until five," Ramirez said.
Lisa Bockholt has volunteered for the past five years. She said Nueces County Animal Control is often overlooked because of its location.
"This was a shelter that was virtually unknown," Bockholt said. "It is in a far-removed kind of a place. It's not on a main street or in a retail area. It is often even difficult for people to find being out on a county road."
She said the last thing the staff wants to do is euthanize.
"It hurts them to have to take care of them, feed them, look after them and then not have anywhere for them to go," she said. "We just really need support from the community and rescues to try and get as many saved as we can."
Bockholt said a local rescue is stepping up. Any animal adopted can receive help with spaying, neutering or basic shots from
Bockholt said they are also in need of volunteers. She said those interested can go in person or contact (410) 608-2195 or (361) 387-5701.