Kirby Animal Care Services is a full-service animal control facility that serves the City of Kirby, TX. We are one of the first animal control facilities in our area to take on a major no-kill initiative. Our goal is to end the pet overpopulation crisis in our area and to create a community where all life is valued. As an open-intake facility, which means that no animal from our community in need is turned away, we struggle to keep space open for animals. We are always seeking new and innovative ways to help the animals that we take in. Because we are an open-admissions animal control shelter, we can never guarantee that we will not have to euthanize animals for space. We only have 3 employees working in the shelter and 38 cages / kennels, yet we take in hundreds of animals each month. We have not euthanized a single animal to make space for another since June 2011, so we have effectively achieved no-kill status, but we are not a limited admissions shelter that can shut our doors when we are full, so therefore, we cannot guarantee that we will never have to euthanize for space. Our current no-kill status is the result of our staff and volunteers' hard, round-the-clock work to save as many animals as we can.
We provide the following programs and services:
Pet Adoption Stray Animal Pick-up Low-Cost Dog Training
Foster Care Program Animal Cruelty Investigations Humane Education Programs
Volunteer Program Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations SNAP Mobile Spay / Neuter
Animal Control is NOT an animal problem...its a PEOPLE problem
Our goal is simple...
Lead by example and create a community where all life has value. Education on responsible pet ownership is a key part of our mission, and we can't do it without our citizens' participation and an understanding of THEIR role in solving the problems that face the animals and our community. We call on all of our citizens to step up and take responsibility for their own pets, educate their neighbors, report violations or animal cruelty, and help us so that we can work together to see an end to pet over-population and abuse. Animal Shelters can't do it alone! We are facing a crisis in the U.S., and particularly in Bexar County, TX (where we have the highest number of stray pets in the United States). The problem that we face in Bexar County is an embarrasment to our community and we need people...YOU...to step up and be a voice for animals. The traditional role of animal shelters was to pick up stray animals and impound them, providing public safety. For years, the practice of "catch and kill" style shelters was standard for most cities and counties. We have learned that this just doesn't work, because the pet population is still booming! Through creative and compassionate techniques, programs and networking, shelters have been able to reduce the number of pets euthanized in the country drastically over the past few years, and those numbers are steadily declining. However, we are not out of the woods yet by any stretch of the imagination. It is estimated that 4-5 MILLION animals are still euthanized in our Nation's shelters each year. Each day, 10,000 humans are born in the U.S., so are 45 cats and 15 dogs. The numbers are truly staggering and we have an uphill battle ahead of us, but YOU can make a difference where overburdened and often-times understaffed shelters cannot, by being a VOICE for change and for animals.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
A Huge Thank You to Our Corporate Supporters!
All of these companies have helped our animals by providing free or discounted services or by sponsoring fundraisers and making donations of supplies to help us care for the countless homeless pets we take in.
Prevention First Mobile Veterinary Services Petfinder.com
All Species Mobile Veterinary Services Primetime Newspapers (N.E. Herald)
Universal City Animal Hospital Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital
Scott J. Realtor Group L&S Printing