Friday, August 16, 2013

Critics argue dogs at Brooks shelter not getting fair chance to be adopted

Phil Anaya 
 August 16, 2013 at 6:57 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Each year Animal Care Services is continuing to adopt out thousands of animals, but some say more could be done. Especially, for the dogs housed at the ACS shelter on Brooks City Base.
For thousands of homeless dogs in San Antonio the face to face interaction they get when people visit the kennels is their best sales pitch.
However, critics argue not all the dogs get that chance since dozens are housed at the Brooks shelter which is closed to the public.
ACS director Kathy Davis said the Brooks shelter is closed because of a lease agreement and lack of man power.
“We're not staffed at Brooks to do adoptions so we don't have any way to finish or process the adoption out there if they do select that pet,” said Davis.
Because of that ACS will bring a handful of the dozens of Brooks dogs to the main ACS building.