“No Kill” At Montgomery County Shelter? Read This!

A letter from Maile Schuyler, volunteer at Montgomery County Animal Control

For the first time ever Montgomery County Animal Control and Shelter will try to become a no-kill facility for one month.  I don’t think there is an animal control/shelter facility this big in the Houston area that has ever attempted to do this.  Please help us continue to grow and get better.  It
is because of the support of the Constable, La Jeane, and the staff that we are able to attempt to do this together.  Montgomery County Animal Control and Shelter used to be a catch and kill facility only. Two years ago we had
an 80% euthanasia rate.  Last month it was down to 20%.  We need to keep up the momentum and thank all of the wonderful rescues who have been pulling
from us these past years.  The offsite adoption group has also done a great
job finding our dogs and cats homes.

We still have a long way to go.  I have heard that it may take five years to
get our problems at the shelter worked out, but we have come a long way in
two years.  Please help us to get better.

Because we will have more dogs and cats at MCAS in February our vet bills
will increase. All proceeds of this garage sale will go directly towards
paying for these vet expenses.  We will need to increase our spays and
neuters and pay for any animals who come out of our facility who become
sick. You can help by donating items to the garage sale (if you would like
to drop them off at my house or meet up with me I would be happy to do
this).  You can also bring them to the garage sale on February 7th. If you
would like to make a contribution to the group who will receive the proceeds
from this sale you can always make a contribution on this website
www.fmctas.org Friends of Montgomery County Texas Animal Shelter (non-profit
501c3 group who pays for medical expenses for the animals at the shelter).
Please support our efforts and stop by.

Please see the attached flyer.  The garage sale will be held on Saturday
February 7th from 8-4PM at 24627 I-45 North The Woodlands, TX (next to the
Texaco station).  If we can succeed at having a no-kill shelter for one
month, who knows what the future holds for our animals?  We want those
animals to be healthy, happy, and well after they are adopted.  We would
like to make sure the general public and rescue groups do not incur large
medical bills.  FMCTAS will help them.  Help us by spreading the word!

Thank you,
Maile Schuyler
volunteer MCAS
281-465-0570
832-326-2468
maile1@sbcglobal. net

One Response to “No Kill” At Montgomery County Shelter? Read This!

  1. Brett

    February 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    WoW! I hope this works out for MCAC! Maybe this can provide some hope for Houston! Hopefully February being National Spay Month will help educate those in Montgomery County to spay and neuter their pets so that the animal shelter can achieve a true no-kill status permanently in the future!