Local animal shelter at capacity; facing euthanasia decisions


Your help is desperately needed at Texarkana Animal Care & Adoption Center located on 203 Harrison St in Texarkana, Arkansas.

According to various social media posts, Texarkana Animal Care & Adoption Center has reached maximum capacity, causing officials to be faced with putting animals down.

According to a post shared on the shelter’s Facebook, the downstairs portion of this local animal shelter is in poor conditions and at this point deemed, unlivable, thus decreasing the space the animals have inside the shelter.

“The ceiling is caving, the walls are crumbling. The air conditioner is out and is so old cannot be repaired. It is no longer usable. That limits the amount of space and forces animals to be euthanized. Adoptions are down and the front door is like a revolving door of people bringing animals to dump,” stated the post.

The euthanizing of these animals is the hardest decision animal control officers have to make and they are urging the public to help by donating to the shelter in order for the downstairs portion to be renovated or by adopting a companion in order to lower the number of animals at the shelter and avoid euthanizing.

Animals will be euthanized beginning Thursday July 21st.

Texarkana Friends of the Shelter are sponsoring vetting and will cover the costs for vaccination, microchips, spay/neuter of the loving companion you choose to adopt. The total for adoption will be $40 for dogs and $20 for cats.

If you are interested in adopting or donating, please visit Texarkana Animal Care & Adoption located on 203 Harrison St, Texarkana, AR 71854

Phone:(870) 773-6388

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