Want to rescue animals? FREE information workshop April 18, 2015

In Animal Welfare we hear many negative things about the kill rate of animals in El Paso’s city shelter.
Why can’t El Paso be like Austin? Or San Antonio? They are NO KILL. They have low kill rates. Becoming a low kill city is not just flipping a switch. It’s about having programs in place.
There are many programs in those cities that El Paso lacks: Community intervention programs, free or low cost spay and neuter programs, and many more rescue partners that help save shelter animals at risk of being killed.

Let’s look at the facts:

San Antonio Rescue Partners
San Antonio, TX Rescue Partners
as of 2014

(Source: San Antonio Animal Services)

Austin Animal Services Rescue Partners
Austin, TX Rescue Partners
as of 2014

(Source: Austin Animal Services)

El Paso Animal Services Rescue Partners
El Paso, TX Rescue Partners
as of 2014

(Source: El Paso Animal Services – Open Records Request)

Our shelter animals NEED a place to go. They need more rescue partners.


The city of El Paso will be having a FREE Rescue Partner Information Workshop on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9 am. This information session will be the first in a series of workshops to help the public understand the facts and the policies of Animal Services and why they need our community’s help.
The workshop will discuss:

  • The Duties of Animal Services
  • Shelter Policies & Operations
  • What is Animal Control?
  • The Rescue Partner Program
  • The V.I.P. program
  • El Paso’s Title 7 laws & State Laws Regarding Animals
  • Disease prevention & treatment
  • Adoption Events
  • Permits & Resources
  • Nonprofit information (Unincorporated vs Incorporated Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofits)
  • Business and marketing tips
  • You can be on your way to becoming a rescue partner with the City of El Paso.
    They will help you set you up to become a permit holding Rescue Partner so you can save lives and reduce the killing of El Paso’s lost and unwanted pets.

What: Animal Rescue Partner Information Workshop
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9 am
Where: Animal Services of El Paso, 5001 Fred Wilson Drive, El Paso, TX  79906. Inside the Conference Room.
Why: To help save animals from unnecessary killing. 




There are 2 Comments

  1. Beverly YANEZ says:

    I am so glad this is happening.

  2. Sarah Ortega says:

    That’s wonderful! Unfortunately i just barely found out and i can’t make it on the 18th, you mentioned more workshops coming up, where can I find the dates for those?