Only about 20 dogs remain in the former Manvel animal shelter that has relied on volunteers and other rescue organizations since it’s unexpected closing, and volunteers say they are taking measures to protect them against the cold weather.
Kemah-based nonprofit Triumphant Tails, area veterinarians and volunteers took over the care of the more than 200 dogs when the Brazoria County Humane Society Shelter, 6219 FM 1128, Manvel, ceased operations.
Volunteers this week reported remaining animals are indoors with access to a heat source.
In addition to more than 100 bales of hay, piles of blankets, towels, dog food and supplies, the community also volunteered its time and money, including a $10,000 check from the Clutch City Foundation.
Funds are being used to pay off debts, hire a CPA to complete financials, with leftover funds designated to go to nonprofits approved by the board of the Humane Society of Brazoria County, according to an announcement on the organization’s Facebook page.
For other rescue organizations offering to bring any of the Manvel dogs into their programs, the shelter has been offering a $50 incentive for unaltered dogs weighing less than 50 pounds, and a $100 incentive for those over 50 pounds.
Shelter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. though volunteers are caring for animals late into the night.