The Humane Society of Brazoria County has faced its share of challenges over the past decade, as most shelters do. More recently, lack of funding, overcrowding, and lack of volunteers for this privately owned and operated facility has created a situation that has weighed heavily on the Humane Society’s founder, Shirley Tinnin. In November of this year, Tinnin was faced with health issues, which further exacerbated the situation. Shortly thereafter, she made the difficult decision to close her facility.
On November 22nd, Tinnin contacted Triumphant Tails, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Kemah, Texas to seek their assistance in relocating the dogs at her shelter to other rescue organizations and adoptive families. To date, they have been successful in moving more than 150 dogs from the facility but there are still approximately 40 dogs left needing somewhere to go.
Through generous donations, the dogs are being provided with their annual vaccines, microchips, and are being spayed or neutered through partnership with Angel Animal Hospital. Dr. Leestma of Bayside Animal Hospital has also joined forces with Triumphant Tails by providing medical care and PCR testing (for the presence of airborne viruses) of all the remaining Humane Society dogs in an effort to assure that healthy dogs are available for adoption. The adoption fee is $50. There is no fee charged to any confirmed rescue organization that is willing to pull any of the dogs into their program.
The Humane Society of Brazoria County has until January 15, 2014 to re-home any remaining dogs. As this deadline is less than three weeks away, Triumphant Tails is desperately seeking the assistance of adoptive families and rescue organizations in moving the remaining dogs to safety.
The shelter hours of operation are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. It is located at 6219 FM 1128, Manvel, Texas.
Direct questions about the closing of The Humane Society of Brazoria County to:
Kym Ann Dabideen-Denton