If you were to hear someone mention the Fort Worth Animal Shelter in Ft. Worth, Texas you would know exactly what they were referring to. But, if someone were to mention to you the Everman’s animal Shelter in Everman , Texas you would probably not have the slightest clue as to what they were talking about and where this place was located.
Everman, Texas lies just outside of Fort Worth. They are a tiny town with a small underfunded municipality shelter that is tucked away in the back of a neighborhood. You could blink and not even know this place existed. It is run by ACO Salas a kind man that dreads when he is forced to euthanize an animal.
The staff members at Everman’s Animal Shelter are fond of Pit Bulls and other maligned breeds, but truly love all dogs and cats and believe they all deserve a loving home. Because there are only 10 inside kennels and a few outside kennels it takes no time for this small facility to become overcrowded. You can often time see pleas for help on ACO Salas own personal facebook page along with the volunteer ran Eveman facebook page. He also reaches out to his closely knit network of advocates for the shelter in hopes a rescue, foster or adopter will be found to step up and save the animals there.
ACO Salas fights very hard for the animals there. If an animal gets kennel cough, URI or even some that are heart worm positive, ACO Salas will do what he can for them. He has even paid money out of his own pocket to treat some of the animals there. A PayPal account is set up called FLEAS (Friendship League of the Everman Animal Shelter) where any monies donated will go to the care for the animals when they are sick because the city will not pay for it. They are allotted so much money to run the facility each fiscal year and often times it is not even enough for the basic essentials needed for thier day to day operations.
The shelter is always in need of volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks which include coming out and giving the dogs some one on one attention, taking them on walks, spending time with the kitties, making flyers-then posting them at businesses with their permission, advocate for their animals on facebook, via emails or to friends. They need someone to come out and take pictures of the animals. Everman Animal Shelter is also in desperate need of supplies and monetary donations. Some of the supplies needed are as follows:
· Dog food/puppy food
· Cat food/kitten food
· Dish soap
· Paper towels
· Trash bags
· Dog houses
· Fleece blankets
· Cat beds
· Kong toys
· Nyla bones
· Dog beds
If you would like to make an online donation please click here.
You can also follow the Everman’s Animal Shelter on facebook.
They do have a volunteer ran website page for the shelter but sometimes it is not always accurate. Please make sure to call or email the shelter if you are interested in a particular dog or kitty. You can call them at 817-561-5495 or Email the shelter at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
The shelter is located at 3961 Bluebell Drive Everman, Texas 76140
If you are not ready to adopt and make that lifelong commitment please think about opening up your heart and home to foster an animal in need. Fostering is such a rewarding experience where you will play a vital role in making a difference. If you are ready to make a difference for a sweet dog or cat that deserves a 2nd chance, please contact your local shelter or rescue. Fostering saves lives.
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