Kurth Animal Shelter in need of foster parents during renovations

Kurth Animal Shelter in need of foster parents during renovations

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A scheduled renovation of the dog area at Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter in Lufkin is forcing the shelter to look for extra foster homes until the project is complete.

"The renovations will be on the floor of the building," Animal Control Director Aaron ramsey said. "The floor we have was from the original building and the new floor will be much more safer for the dogs and cats."

Ramsey said the shelter is hoping that as many of the dogs as possible get adopted before the renovation starts.

"If you do not adopt, you can also foster," Ramsey said.

"Ramsey said the dogs get vaccinated before they are sent with the foster parents, but the parents are responsible for further medical bills that may occur after the pet is home with them.

"There is no costs to them at all," Ramsey said. [All they need is ] just a good place to go home to and get out of this environment and just care love food and shelter."

Ramsey said they have talked to other shelters in the area that are willing to help out as well. Ramsey said they decided to do the work in January because that is usually their lowest intake month of the year.

"We will continue to accept animals," Ramsey said. "There might come a point where we will have to put a limit on the animals that come in or even do a freeze all together but we do not know that until we see how many animals we have when the renovations start."

The project will begin on Jan. 9, 2015, but all the dogs will need to be removed by Jan. 7.

Anyone interested in adopting a dog or becoming a foster home is asked to call the shelter at 936-633-0218.

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