WACO, TX — The Humane Society of Central Texas has partially reopened to the public.
The Humane Society of Central Texas has remained operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting appointment-only curbside meet and greets for families interested in adopting animals.
Starting Monday, June 8, 2020, HSCTX welcomes the public back the Waco Animal Shelter with no appointment necessary to come and meet the animals.
While the public still will not be able to walk through the kennels, they will be individually escorted by staff into specific areas of the facility to meet the animals, which may include the play area and the adoption building, according to the Humane Society of CTX.
Families are welcome to come to the shelter from 11am-6pm Mondays through Fridays, and until 5pm on Saturdays, and HSCTX staff will show animals on a first come first served basis.
"Adoptions have been significantly lower over the last 3 months compared to this same time last year, no doubt due to COVID restrictions. We encourage the public to come to the Waco Animal Shelter to take home a new family pet today," the statement said.
"Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing during your visit, bring water to stay hydrated, and bring your dogs and your children so we can make sure we match you perfectly with your new pet!"