Animal Services - City of El Paso

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We serve stray, abandoned, orphaned, injured and abused companion animals by providing medical care and shelter in times of need, locating lifelong homes, and promoting responsible pet guardianship through education, legislation and sterilization.Animal Rescue’s Shelter is located on two acres in Canutillo, Texas, 10 miles north of El Paso. Above the gate are the words “La Quinta Xenecu” … The Inn of the Weary.” Our shelter has become a safe haven and temporary home to 1,000’s of stray, orphaned abused and injured companion animals.








4 days ago - An influx of pets lost during the Fourth of July has filled the El Paso Animal Services Shelter with more than 500 animals.
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The Humane Society of El Paso (HSEP) was establlished in 1947 for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, eliminating sick and rabid animals from the streets so children and pets would be protected from disease, and to build a shelter for the care of homeless, unwanted and abused pets. Best Animal Shelters in Fort Bliss, TX - Humane Society of El Paso, Dames For Dogs, Animal Rescue League of El Paso, Pet Guardian Angel Welfare Association.
Photo provided by FlickrPets Alive-El Paso's focus is reducing pet overpopulation through our Spay/Neuter Voucher program. We are not an animal shelter or rescue organization.
Photo provided by FlickrWe operate the City's animal shelter located 5001 Fred Wilson
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Founded in 2001, Pets Alive-El Paso works to stop the killing of adoptable animals in El Paso animal shelters by promoting spaying/neutering, by providing free spay/neuter services to low-income pet guardians .You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a El Paso pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in El Paso is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a El Paso animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a El Paso pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in El Paso is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a El Paso animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.Meanwhile, in an effort to decrease the number of animals in shelters the El Paso Animal Services implement the equation, which includes that every pet put up for adoption is sprayed and neutered before anyone can take them home.A pet owner can never really imagine having to give up their four-legged best friend but we understand that there are a variety of issues that can lead to this difficult situation. The Humane Society of El Paso is here to help but we are a space available shelter and time is always of the essence.Go to the El Paso Animal Services shelter at 5001 Fred Wilson Ave. and file a lost pet report. Put the poster/flyer up on their lost pet bulletin board. Visit the shelter at least every other day to search the kennels to see if the animal was found.