From Staff Reports
In an effort to help more animals find their forever home, the Murphy Shelter will participate Aug. 15 in a Clear the Shelters event.
The area-wide event, known last year as Empty the Shelter, is scheduled to run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Murphy Shelter.
“Our hope is to place these animals in good homes where they’ll be cared for and treated humanely,” Murphy Support Services Manager Kim Parker said. “Pets are important in many ways; they can offer companionship, provide unconditional love, and can help teach responsibility to young children.”
Over 40 shelters, up from 38 in 2014, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will take part in the event.
During the special adoption event, all spayed and neutered animals will be available to the public at no cost, although other fees may apply.
The event will include municipal shelters, county shelters and non-profit shelters in an effort to place animals in homes.
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 will serve as co-sponsors for the second straight year.
During last years adoption event 2,273 animals found homes from local shelters.
For additional information on the Clear the Shelter campaign or the Murphy Shelter call 972-468-4226.
The shelter is located behind the Murphy Community Center, at 203 N. Murphy Rd.
Hours of operation are as follows: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The shelter is closed Sunday.