The Wichita Falls Animal Services Center celebrated a milestone this week. On Tuesday, October 20th, the 100th pet was adopted since the center's opening in April. There are many reasons that getting a shelter animal for a pet is a great idea and these adoptions have helped lower the euthanasia rate for local homeless pets. Here's the official release from the City:

Animal Services Celebrates 100th Adoption

Wichita Falls, Texas- The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services Center is pleased to announce that they have completed their 100th pet adoption after beginning the service on April 18, 2014. By supporting and promoting pet adoption, Animal Services is able to decrease the euthanasia rate for the community’s homeless pet population. Animals are also transferred to the Humane Society of Wichita County and other rescue partners to further help find homes for adoptable dogs and cats.

Animals brought to the Animal Services Center, either by Animal Control Officers or citizens, can be made available for adoption if not reclaimed by their owner. There is a $50 adoption fee which provides for the following: initial vaccinations, deworming, flea & tick prevention, Heartworm or Feline Leukemia testing, a microchip and a City License. The adopter will have to provide for a rabies vaccination and spay/neuter surgery at the veterinarian of their choice.

In addition to regular adoptions, cats have also been adopted out as part of the Barn Cat Program. This service is made available to owners of barns or warehouse type buildings allowing for cats that are feral or not suitable for indoor living to be adopted into an appropriate environment.  Barn cats are available at no charge, however, the adopter must have the cat spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies.

Animals can be seen and adoption paperwork completed at the Animal Services Center, 1207 Hatton Road, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Information is available online at, through the Animal Services Facebook page and by calling 940-761-8894.