Grand Companions Shelter Saves the Lives of Midland Animals 08/31/13
CBS 7 News
August 31, 2013
FORT DAVIS-The Midland SPCA announced yesterday they would be shutting down after 65 years of service, but the shelter didn't close their doors without having a plan for their animals.
The shelter knew they couldn't keep their doors open much longer because they didn't have the funding available, but the shelter's board of directors made arrangements for these animals to go to a new temporary home.
Forty cats and dogs were transported to a new temporary home this morning.
Thanks to the Grand Companions Humane Society of Fort Davis, these animals now have a chance at finding a permanent home.
"I think most of these dogs will find a home pretty quickly and our space will open back up," said Laura Langham, Executive Director of Grand Companions.
Langham said the transfer of these animals worked out for the best.
"The other option wasn't an option, euthanizing them. We weren't going to let that happen," said Langham.
Langham said their facility ideally holds 40 cats and dogs, and with the new addition of these midland animals, their shelter is now over capacity and cannot take in any more.
"We have to turn them away, we don't know what happens to them, that's why we can't sleep at night," said Langham.
Grand Companions has a unique concept for a shelter where they try to maintain a home environment feel. The program has increased adoptions by more than 200% since opening.
With the program in place, Langham says she feels confident that the animals will be adopted quickly.
Grand Companions will continue to maintain occupancy of the SPCA building in Midland with hopes of opening up a smaller version of the shelter they have in Fort Davis.
To make a donation to Grand Companions you can visit their website at www.grandcompanions.com or call them at 432-426-3724.