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Pet Lovers Needed: Dallas Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees To Help Overcrowding

Nov 17, 2017

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cats and dogs in Dallas need homes; Cards Against Humanity says it bought a portion of border land to stop the wall; Christmas is saved; and more.

Calling all people with space in their hearts and their homes, Dallas Animal Services needs your help.

Nearly 3,000 animals were accepted by the shelter last month, and now it's at capacity. The shelter put out a notice Wednesday that it was waiving adoption fees to help clear the kennels. The promotion is expected to last through next week until more space is made, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Animals that are already spayed or neutered or over 6 years old as well as dogs over 30 pounds are free to take home. Here are dogs and cats available for adoption.

“Even if people can’t adopt, we’re asking them to encourage their friends who are looking to add a pet to their family to come visit us,” DAS Director Ed Jamison said. “We have more dogs coming in every day and need the support of animal lovers, rescues, and all citizens,” he said.

Fees are being waived at both the main adoption center at 1818 N. Westmoreland Road and the PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center at 16821 N. Coit Road.

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  • Sutherland Springs: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at strengthening the federal background check database following the mass shooting in a South Texas church earlier this month. [The Texas Tribune]
  • Cards Against Humanity: The popular party game claims that it has bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop the proposed border wall. A promotion called "Cards Against Humanity Saves America" offered 150,000 subscribers to its game a map of the land and a "certificate of our promise to fight the wall." [The Washington Post]
  • Steve Mostyn: The top Democratic donor and prominent Houston trial lawyer died Wednesday. He was 46. According to a statement released by his wife, Amber, Mostyn died  after "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." [The Texas Tribune]
  • Christmas miracle: The formerly endangered Dallas Holiday Parade will go on. [D Magazine]

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