Kerrville Pets Alive puts out a plea for adoptions in Hill Country

The nonprofit group says Kerr County shelter is full, could lead to euthanization.

The ongoing trend of owners surrendering their pets has left Kerr County Animal Control Services at capacity, an alarming development, according to Kerrville Pets Alive.

The nonprofit group posted late Wednesday night about the situation at KCAS; as owner surrenders continued to surge and with no-kill shelters filled, KPA said it believes the county will have to euthanize some animals to make space.

"Kerr County Animal Services is funded by Kerr County taxpayers, and resources are limited," KPA wrote on its Facebook page. "Pet cats and dogs must be euthanized when space runs out."


Last month, the shelter had at least 15 animals surrendered by owners in 10 days. However, Kerr County's other shelters and out-of-area rescues could take in some of those animals.

"You have puppies that are given at Christmas, and now they're larger and people don't want those larger dogs," said Karen Guerriero, president of KPA." Some of it we can blame on the virus. We've also had reports of people just leaving dogs on the side of the road."

KPA said KCAS can facilitate adoptions from $20 to $50, including spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, county registration and microchip. Check the Kerr County Animal Services Facebook page for impounded pet postings.

Kerrville Pets Alive's mission is to save Kerr County Pets from euthanasia. For more information visit:,

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