Pet Food Recall is Not Affecting Animal Adoptions

Several brands of pet food have recently been recalled because of safety concerns, but the recalls are not affecting the number of pets being adopted from area shelters.

Dogs at the Winnie Berry Animal Shelter in Lufkin are healthy and safe to adopt, but there are not as many homeless animals available at the shelter these days because fewer strays are being brought in.

Director Kim Frels said, "We're having an Adopt-a-Thon [at the Humane Society] April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and we need pets here to adopt. We're kind of low on dogs and cats which is good for a humane society, but we know they're out there and rather than give them away, we would rather you surrender them to us so that we can make sure they're spayed or neutered before they go into their new home."

The Angelina County Humane Society has thrown away all its wet pet food and is not accepting any canned pet food donations because of the recalls. The shelter is taking dry pet food, paper towels, and kitty litter.