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Lack of donations forces another animal shelter closure

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Yet another privately funded, non-profit animal rescue organization is being forced to close their doors...the most recent casualty is in Manvel, Texas.

The Humane Society of Brazoria County has cited a lack of donations as one of the reasons for the closure; according to their website:

Founder Shirley Tinnin made the decision due to her health and lack of donation. It is a sad and hard thing to do for all of us, but we are in the process of moving all the animals to other rescue groups, fosters, and adoptions. Once all the animals are placed the doors will be shut.

On Nov. 30, the animal shelter addressed rumors which had started regarding the animals' safety at the facility:

Rumor is spreading that as of 2 p.m. today, the dogs at the Humane Society of Brazoria County are going to be euthanized if they are not taken into rescue.

THIS IS FALSE! We are out there working, from sun-up to sun-down, each and every day to move as many of these dogs out of the facility alive as we can - and we will continue to do so.

As of Nov. 30, the shelter was down to 95 dogs, less than half of the number when the announcement was initially made.

In an effort to help the remaining dogs find safe haven, the shelter offered this incentive:

We are now offering a $100 PER DOG incentive for any rescue groups that can pull the larger dogs (from the large dog kennel area) into their program. They are the ones that have proven to be more difficult to move. We are offering this incentive to help with the initial vet care expenses. We have 27 large dogs needing somewhere to go.

And a request for potential adopters and/or rescue agencies to stop by to view the remaining dogs who are in need of help.

Please stop by the facility located at 6219 Farm to Market 1128, Manvel, TX 77578 if you have room to take any of these dogs into your program. Bring your 501(c)3 letter with you if it is not already on file with BCHS.

According to KHOU News, a good Samaritan has made a generous donation to the shelter, to help pay for veterinary expenses for the dogs in their care.

Randy Hartley has donated $2,000 to the shelter and he has offered to match up to $1,000 in donations from others who choose to lend a hand.

Follow the shelter and their efforts to find new homes for the dogs in their care, at this link to Facebook

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