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Old 10-03-2019, 02:09 PM
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I have always avoided bring home an animal from the pound, as was generally known, and maybe still is. We went looking for a dog recently, and went to the Humane Society of North Texas. It was very disappointing, although they do an excellent job of taking care of the animals. My wife suggested the Fort Worth animal control aka Chuck Silcox animal care and adoption center on Martin Dr. They had a surprising number of dogs, there must have been a few hundred they are sheltering. This is good and bad. Bad because they don't have homes, but good because they aren't readily euthanizing dogs (Like George Carlin, I'm uncomfortable with euphemisms). In fact, they had many dogs who've been there since the spring. They have dogs that are in need of rehabilitation because they are aggressive, when it would be easier to just kill them.

They do an excellent job of caring for the animals, and the staff obviously care about them. Unlike the HSNT, their adoptions fees are reasonable. We adopted a large dog, which would normally have been 50.00, although they weren't charging that day because of some error in their system due to an outage. Looking at the HSNT the prices were 185.00 regardless of size, for most dogs. I know they are non profit, and trying to keep afloat, but still, that seems awfully high.

The quality of care, the cost of adoption, seeing to it that the animals are spayed/neutered, as well as their giving these dogs every chance to find a home, I was surprised and impressed. Apparently animal control has come along way, at least in Fort Worth. Or perhaps this is a fluke, and the other animal control centers are not like this. Whatever the case, I would recommend the facility on Martin Dr to anyone looking for a dog or cat.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:16 AM
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I have nothing but praise for this facility! My child has to volunteer for school and volunteers here. Everyone really cares about the animals. We signed up to foster after seeing so many animals in need of homes. We ended up adopting the first dog we fostered. I can't believe someone abandoned this dog! She was housebroken and has the sweetest personality. She walks nicely on a leash and knew some basic commands. If you are looking for a pet and are not sure they will be the right fit, I would suggest fostering. They have some really amazing animals. They also have satellite locations located inside PetSmart at Hulen and Alliance. The adoption fees are very reasonable.
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