Who doesn't love cats & dogs? I do & I know El Paso does too. Recently there has been an increase in animals placed in animal shelters all over El Paso & some, like the El Paso Animal Services, is getting crowed with animals. I got to speak to someone who works at the El Paso Animal Services & he filled me in on just how dire their situation is.

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Rick Resendez has been working at the El Paso Animal Services for over 2 years as an Animal Care Attendant. He's been extremely knowledgeable about animals & one of the biggest animal lovers ever since I met him.

Rick Resendez
Rick Resendez
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He enjoys working for the El Paso Animal Services; lately it's gotten to a point where there's way too many animals at the El Paso Animal Services & there's not enough people on hand to help:

"Unfortunately we never stop getting in animals at the shelter and at the current rate we are at it just becomes too much for the employees. We have been over capacity for quite some time now and the result is a heavier work load for the attendants. We had more people back then but then of course people progress and move on with occupations and careers. So that left us with less than average attendants."

El Paso Animal Services
El Paso Animal Services
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It's gotten to the point where the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has provided inmates to help work with cleaning the animal houses, feeding, bathing & walking the animals.

So how can you help? Well there's a few ways:

  • Microchip your pets. It makes it easier for the animals to be returned back to their owners & find their way home easier.
  • You can foster, donate or volunteer at the El Paso Animal Services & find all the information on their website.
  • Adopt a pet. There are plenty of animals who need a new home & they have plenty of information on adopting a pet.
Emily Slape
Emily Slape
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If you want to visit the El Paso Animal Services in person, they're located at 5001 Fred Wilson Ave & they're open 7 days a week, 11am to 6pm. You can also call them at (915) 212-PAWS or visit their website.

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