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Nacogdoches Animal Shelter looking for pet foster parents to help during renovation

The Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will undergo renovations from August 31 to Sept. 8. (Source: KTRE Staff) The Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will undergo renovations from August 31 to Sept. 8. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Attempts are underway to relocate the shelter dogs and other animals to a temporary home, including a Lufkin shelter and foster homes. (Source: KTRE Staff) Attempts are underway to relocate the shelter dogs and other animals to a temporary home, including a Lufkin shelter and foster homes. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The shelter is asking for additional volunteers to provide a foster home for no more than two weeks. (Source: KTRE Staff) The shelter is asking for additional volunteers to provide a foster home for no more than two weeks. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Deep East Texas pups and other animals are looking for a temporary home tonight.

Their home the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter is undergoing some renovations. Foster homes could be the answer if more volunteers are willing to help out.

Preparation has begun at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter to paint and reseal kennels and floors. It's a requirement by state inspectors.

"We have to make sure the floors can be sanitized if there's exposed concrete that's very porous and absorbs germs which can contribute to animal illnesses,” said Theresa Jordan, Nacogdoches’ animal services manager.

Beginning Monday a kennel full of dogs will need to move out for two weeks. Some animals will go to Lufkin.

"Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter they had the same process in January and we helped them out, and they're returning the favor,” Jordan said. “It's a community effort.”

That community effort extends to looking for temporary foster homes. Some lucky dog may get to go hang out with Duncan and his person, Christine Crain.

“I'm going to do my best. I have eight other fosters at home, so we will see what we can do as for as space to be able to do what I can,” Crain said.

The shelter says now is a perfect opportunity to try out fostering on a trial basis.

"It would be just for that week to two-week period and then once everything is done and we can put the animals back in their kennels then we can bring everybody back and put them back up for adoption,” Jordan said.

If these dogs could talk, they may be saying take me home for two weeks, but if you let me I’ll stay with you for a lifetime. 

The Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will be closed for adoptions starting August 31st until September 8th.

However, they'll be open and responding to calls

If you are interested in offering a foster home to the shelter pups, just go by the West Loop location to fill out an application.

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