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Terrified Dogs Found at CLASS This Morning Find Forever Home but the Future’s Not as Bright for Animals at HSNBA

There was a happy ending today for two little dogs dumped at the Canyon Lake animal shelter.

Benjamin and Teddy, two small dogs who were found terrified and abandoned in front of the Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society (CLASS) this morning are settling down in a new forever home tonight.

A local couple saw CLASS’s urgent Facebook post about the dogs and rushed over to the shelter to inquire about adopting them.

CLASS had already notified Comal County Animal Control, which would have taken the two to another animal shelter as CLASS cannot take in ‘dumped’ or ‘found’ dogs due to stray holds and fees.

Security cameras identified the dogs’ previous owners, who were asked to legally surrender the pups so they could be quickly adopted into their new home.

“Benjamin and Teddy are headed to an amazing new life,” said Kelly Mayfield with CLASS.

“We try to work with the public regarding owner surrender,” she said on Facebook. “We currently have a waiting list and do take them in when a kennel opens up. We also give people some great rescues, shelters, and resources, to try and rehome their pet before it comes to this.”

HSNBA Prepares to Euthanize

Meanwhile, Human Society of the New Braunfels Area issued an urgent plea today for adopters and fosters.

The shelter is over capacity and HSNBA may begin euthanizing less-adoptable dogs and cats within the next few days without drastic and swift assistance.

“We have put out plea after plea,” the group said. “We have let owners know how full we are, and the risk of euthanasia when they surrender an animal, but it has not made a dent.

“Even though we have the same amount of cats in the shelter as last  year, we have twice as many in foster homes. That means twice as many vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuters, and twice the financial burden.

“As for dogs, there are almost twice as many this year in the shelter than at the same time last year and about 75% more dogs in foster care right now than compared with 2020.”

HSNBA is located at 3353 Morningside Dr. in New Braunfels. For more information call 830-629-5287 or visit hsnba.org.



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