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El Paso is almost complete in becoming a no kill city

El Paso, Texas (KTSM) - The El Paso Animal Services Center asks for your help in becoming a no kill city.

"We're in the 80's and that last percentage for El Paso to become no kill is the hardest," Director of Animal Services Paula Powell tells KTSM.

The summer time is when Animal Services has the most animals looking to get adopted or fostered. The center receives 80 to 100 pets per day, however they still continue to push El Paso to help our city become a no kill. 

"This gives me a perspective at a young age to see just like, how much is going on around me and just how much help they don't have. I can provide that for them. As they grow older I can provide more," Animal foster parent Samantha Aguilar shared.

The center offers special prices during the overwhelming inflation of pets like $30 to adopt dogs, and $5 to adopt cats. 

"It's just a great time because this is going to show what El Paso can do. The El Paso community has to come together in order for us to get to that no kill," Powell said.

While focusing on saving these animals, Animal Services also wants pet owners to make sure their pets are chipped or at least have a tag. 

"If you do have animals in your home, let's try to keep them there. Our goal is to keep an animal in your home and not here in the shelter," Powell explained.  

In the meantime, Aguilar plans on being a part of completing that mission for El Paso to become no kill. 

"They need someone the same as people do," Aguilar shared.

You can either adopt, foster, volunteer or donate to the Animal Services Center. The 'Clear the Shelters' event is expected to happen on August 18th. 


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