Shelter Pets Rock Adoption Weekend | City of Fort Worth, Texas
FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF News) — If you’re on the fence about adopting a new pet, this may be the weekend to do it.
The main Fort Worth animal shelter is located at 4900 Martin Street. Satellite adoption centers are at the PetSmart at Interstate 35 W. at Heritage Trace Parkway and at Southwest Loop 820 at Hulen Street.
It’s no stretch of the imagination to suggest that animal shelters and rescue organizations are in the non-profit business of saving lives. While approximately as many animals are adopted from shelters as are purchased from commercial breeders, an overpopulation of homeless animals still haunts the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With statistics proving that every unfixed, feral animal is capable of producing at least one litter a year, overpopulation lays a fertile breeding ground for animal shelters to provide much-needed pet adoption services.
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The City of Fort Worth operates two PetSmart Adoption Centers as an extension of the Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter. They are located near I-20 @ Hulen and I-35W at Heritage Trace Parkway. These adoption centers provide space to house adoptable dogs and cats 24-hours a day. This frees up space at the Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter and provides greater exposure of adoptable pets to the public.This story also illustrates the power of Buxton’s Community Analytics (which extend much further into the public sector than the retail analytics we are more widely known for). We at Buxton were very happy to be a part of this unique project to help such a great cause. In order to find the right potential locations for this pet adoption facility Buxton analyzed all past pet adopters from the city of Fort Worth as well as from key private and non-profit pet adoption organizations in Fort Worth. By understanding who these adopters were, where they were coming from (which extended as a drive-time trade area well beyond Fort Worth’s jurisdiction), and marrying that information with proprietary data on pet ownership Buxton was able to built a site screening model that successfully identified the ultimate location of the new adoption facility.In order to address the overwhelming number of adoptable animals turning up in the custody of the Fort Worth animal shelter the city has worked with citizen groups to come up with a very creative solution. The citizen/city coalition took what would prove to be very critical first steps to pull together preliminary assessments and market analysis to quantify the demand for pet adoption. Armed with the assessments and analysis this citizen/city coalition was able to turn to the private sector with an attractive opportunity to partner in providing a first class solution to the community’s pet problem. As a result the city of Fort Worth will be able to expand their pet adoption services without capital investment while simultaneously drastically decreasing the number of animals that have to be put down on an annual basis. This is a huge win for all involved and illustrates the power of data-driven decision making and public/private partnerships.The main shelter campus at 4900 Martin St. in southeast Fort Worth is open seven days a week at noon. The city has satellite pet adoption centers at the PetSmart at I-35W at Heritage Trace Parkway in far north Fort Worth and at Southwest Loop 820 at Hulen Street in south Fort Worth.