EECU Supports Fort Worth Animal Shelter with On-site Adoptions

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In the past weeks, Fort Worth Animal Care and Control has been challenged with an overwhelming intake of animals, and without the space or supplies to accommodate them, many animals have been placed on the euthanasia list. So in order to help alleviate this dilemma, EECU is preparing its headquarters branch for the shelter to offer half-priced, on-site adoptions June 15.

With hundreds of new animals received each week, shelters experiencing higher populations than they can support are forced to euthanize a higher number of animals than usual. Many of these animals have no health problems and are ideal candidates for adoption; however, their reduced time spent with the shelter does not allow them the opportunity to be seen by many people. In order to help get the word out about these animals, EECU has offered its Fort Worth branch as an additional place for interested people to visit.

“Our credit union was built on the principle that it provides real, tangible worth to members’ lives,” said Lonnie Nicholson, president and CEO of EECU. “We know that by offering the opportunity for members of the community to meet and adopt these animals, we are helping bring happiness into their homes while advancing local interest in Fort Worth’s animals.”

With a long-standing commitment to community enrichment, EECU’s hosting of animals from local shelters reflects the cares of its employees and members alike by generating interest in the city’s struggle with homeless animals. And by offering space for Fort Worth Animal Care and Control to set up and process adoptions, the credit union hopes to save as many animals’ lives as possible while enriching lives across Fort Worth.

Adoptions will be offered at half price through Fort Worth Animal Care and Control at EECU’s 1617 W. Seventh St. location from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 15. EECU encourages both members and non-members to visit these animals and consider making an addition to the family, as all adoptions will help alleviate the recent overpopulation that the shelter has experienced.

To preview Fort Worth Animal Care and Control’s adoptable animals, visit fortworthtexas.gov/animals/adoption. The shelter will continue offering adoptions at half price through the end of June.

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