Today marks National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, a holiday observed every year on April 30th.
This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
If you can care for a pet, consider adopting.
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services has several animals in need of a good home, including some that will be euthanized on May 1st.
Their website features a search tool that can help you find the best pet for your home.
You can also check out their Facebook Page , where they share photos of animals ready to be your "furever" friend.
According to the Corpus Christi Animals Care Service website:
All animals are evaluated for adoptability upon intake. Adult animals that are impounded as strays are held for a minimum of 3 days commencing on the first day after impoundment. Animals with a collar or those appearing to be owned, are held for 5 days to allow the owner time to reclaim the animal. Once the required time is up, and the animal is determined to be a candidate for adoption, it is then placed up for adoption or placed with a rescue. We encourage all 501c3 rescues to become our placement partner.
The current adoption fee is $25. That includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip, and a city license tag.
Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on social media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.