Dog Mom Abilene Raises Animal Welfare Awareness and Encourages Others to ‘Clear the Shelter’

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – If there was ever a perfect time to welcome a four-legged friend into your family, now is it.

Sometimes it can be a little difficult to get out there and find your new friend, but Abilene resident Maylina Edwards says foster care might be the start you’ve been looking for.

“I’ve been in foster care since the beginning of the year,” Edwards said. This includes three-year-old Bronnie from the Abilene shelter, as well as several other dogs.

Edwards says that through this process, she learned that fostering helps animals get adopted faster, easing the overcrowding our shelter is currently experiencing.

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“Becoming a foster helps break that because it will empty some kennels so they can take in more and help others,” Edwards said.

If you are unable to adopt or foster, Edwards encourages others to consider volunteering at the shelter with the animals.

“With the shelter being overcrowded, volunteers are invaluable right now, just to get the dogs out and give them some attention,” Edwards explained.

Summer is one of the busiest times for Abilene Animal Services and they hope to find as many forever homes for as many animals as possible.

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