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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will continue modified hours this week as staff and outside animal rescue agencies treat animals recently seized in an animal cruelty case by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.
This week’s hours of operation are:
The shelter does not have space to intake cats, and is only handling emergency intakes for dogs on a case-by-case basis.
The seized animals have been housed in a vacant climate-controlled office space and attended to daily by staff and volunteers. Arrangements are being made to move the remaining offsite animals to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.
Normal procedures for receiving unsanitary and malnourished animals include:
Placement of seized animals
Dogs seized in the Hays County Sheriff’s Office animal neglect case are being made ready for adoption on a case-by-case basis. Cats are currently not available for adoption or transfer as one of the seized cats tested positive for Histoplasmosis, a fungus-based infection associated with concentrated animal droppings. Due to this positive test, all remaining cats are being held for further evaluation and possible testing.
The shelter is in need of the following items: