Seagoville is a small town in Southeast Dallas county with a population of about 13,000 and a tiny animal shelter. They’ve just lost their only animal services officer to injury, leaving just one dedicated, but somewhat overwhelmed police officer and a few trusted volunteers to care for the animals and find them homes. And they have a lofty goal. According to Seagoville Police Sergeant K. W. Bailey, they are “trying very hard to become a No Kill shelter.” To do that, they’ll need the public’s help – to volunteer, to donate, and most importantly to adopt the homeless dogs and cats in their care.
The shelter has some wonderful dogs and cats for adoption and you can see most of them 24/7 at Petfinder.com. According to Sergeant Bailey, the shelter is only open Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m., but you can call (972) 287 6838 and leave a message if you wish to set up an appointment. Adoption fees are only $15, but you will be required to get your new pet vaccinated for rabies within ten days and spayed or neutered within 30 days.
The shelter has a Facebook page as well where you can find out more about the adoptable animals, donating or volunteering. According to the volunteers posting on Facebook, the most pressing need right now is for carriers, cages, and kennels in which to house the animals. If you have kennels or cages to donate, or wish to volunteer to help, Sergeant Bailey suggests you call the police dispatcher at 972-287-6838 and leave a message and someone will call you back. Remember – be patient, they’re doing the best they can with no shelter attendant and no animal control officer.
Sergeant Bailey is looking for rescue groups who are willing to help out as well, and a few have already begun to respond. Rescues need only a 501c3 and a willingness to follow up with proof of sterilization after transferring animals.
It will take everyone working together to truly make a difference in the lives of these animals.