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Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Move 22 Dogs To Minnesota To Gain Forever Homes

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Thanks to a grant from ASPCA, 22 dogs from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services packed their bags & left for Minnesota this morning to be adopted. This is the largest shipment from our facility to transfer animals to other parts of the country as an animal management option to find the dogs forever homes.

The relocation grant program is funded by the ASPCA and according to their website, http://www.aspcapro.org/relocation, the program provides funding for the cost of actual transport of the animals that include fuel, hotel services, and the drivers. The grant also pays for the preparation for transport like the veterinary care, vaccinations, health certificates, and spay & neuter services. The ASPCA started the relocation program in 2011 for the purpose to transfer dogs from overcrowded shelters in the south to less crowded facilities in the north for a better opportunity for adoption of the dogs.

Don’t worry, there are plenty of animals at our facility which need loving homes. If you need an addition to the family, go to our facility at 2626 Holly Road and find a new friend!

Corpus Christi Police Captain, Chris White, the Animal Care Services Manager, and Dr. Melissa Draper, the veterinarian for Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, announce the movement of 22 dogs from the facility to Minnesota to gain forever homes.
Corpus Christi Police Captain, Chris White, the Animal Care Services Manager, and Dr. Melissa Draper, the veterinarian for Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, announce the movement of 22 dogs from the facility to Minnesota to gain forever homes.

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Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Kennel Master, Danni Alcantara, says "Good bye" to an excited puppy before the dogs leave for Minnesota
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Kennel Master, Danni Alcantara, says “Good bye” to an excited puppy before the dogs leave for Minnesota

Animal Care Services Uses Grant Funds to Increase Adoptions

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) launched its third year of the ASPCA & Subaru Share the Love Event “Rescue Ride” grant program. The grant program helps transport thousands of homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters to shelters in areas where they have a better chance of being adopted. Thanks to funding from the annual Share the Love Event, the program will grant a total of $189,000 in funding to 49 organizations to cover transportation costs. The City of Corpus Christi Animal Care and Vector Services is proud to announce that it has received $9,000 from this ASPCA grant program.

On behalf of Chief Mike Markle and the Corpus Christi Police Department we would like to thank ASPCA and Subaru for selecting us for this grant and we look forward to utilizing it to make a difference for our citizens and animals.

 

Animal Care Services Asks Public For Help to Foster Healthy Animals

(contributed photo) NAME: DARLA CCACS#: A270877 Location: Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS), 2626 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 826-4606, 4601 or 4630, ccacsrescues@cctexas.com
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NAME: DARLA
CCACS#: A270877
Location: Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS), 2626 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 826-4606, 4601 or 4630, ccacsrescues@cctexas.com

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services needs foster help to assist with housing healthy animals that are awaiting transport to other rescue facilities. The ASPCA Grant that we are blessed with is paying for the transport of the animals out of our facility to shelters around the country. The animals are required to be out of our facility for a minimum of 10 days to ensure non-exposure to disease. That is where the “fosters” are so important. Anyone interested should contact our live release team at 826-4601 or 826-4606.

Mosquitos Are On the Way! City Asks for Help to Minimize the Mosquito Impact

With the rain that just occurred and the warm weather projected for next week, Corpus Christi can expect an increase in mosquito activity within our city. As you are out enjoying your spring break, keep in mind the 5 Ds of mosquito bite prevention.

    • Dump- Mosquitos spend the beginning of their lives developing in aquatic environments and they don’t mind small spaces. By periodically dumping standing water you can prevent them from growing into adults that feed on you. Standing water in old tires, plant containers, buckets and any other containers with standing water all provide a great environment for many species of mosquitoes to develop. By being vigilant in dumping these containers you are doing a lot to control mosquito populations.
    • Drain– Kiddy pools, water troughs, pet water dishes and birdbaths all provide an ideal environment for mosquito larva to grow. You can prevent this by regularly draining and refilling these water sources.
    • Dress– When you are dressing to go outdoors prepare for mosquitoes. Wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible to prevent bites. Long pants and long sleeve shirts made out of lighter materials are ideal in our hot summer climate when venturing into the great outdoors. Also consider hats with mosquito netting
    • DEET- Use an insect repellent that lists DEET or alternatively eucalyptus oil to prevent mosquito bites. DEET is proven to be the most effective repellent and safe for human use. Bug zappers, candles and ultra- sonic devices are not effective mosquito control measures. Save your money and invest in proven solutions like DEET based insect repellents.
    • Dusk/Dawn- Mosquitoes are most active during the early morning and evening hours. Try to stay indoors during these time periods and if that is not possible make sure you are dressed to prevent mosquito bites and using DEET based insect repellent.

The city will be out next week larvaciding public areas that have standing water to help prevent the hatching of mosquito larva.

The city does not spray aerosol adulticide unless we have a detection of an arbovirus or a continuous high count of a specific species of mosquito at a trap site.

Police Obtain Warrant For Animal Cruelty Related to Video on Social Media

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:30am
Location: 5300 Gateridge Drive
Offense: Cruelty to Non Livestock Animal (Penal Code Section 42.092c)
Case Number: 1512090038

Corpus Christi Police Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of 35-year-old Herman Lee Wright Jr. (10/5/1980) Thursday for cruelty to an animal after a video circulated this week on social media.

Corpus Christi Police received a complaint of animal cruelty at a home on the 5300 block of Gateridge Drive on December 8, 2015. Detectives gathered witnesses and recorded information on December 9, then obtained a warrant for Wright’s arrest on December 10, 2015 from the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2.

The Corpus Christi Police Department appreciates the passion from the public for proper treatment of animals and thanks everyone for their patience while the evidence and facts were collected properly and carefully recorded to prepare for court presentation.

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Attend May Events to Increase Pet Adoptions

The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services will attend several events through the month of May to increase pet adoptions.  The events are:

  • May 1, 2015 – Art Walk at Retama Park 5pm-9pm (Sponsored adoptions)
  • May 3, 2015 – Buc Days Stripes Carnival 12pm-5pm (Sponsored adoptions)
  • May 5, 2015 – “Cinco de Meow-o!” (Cat adoptions $5.00)
  • May 9, 2015 – “Are You My Mommy?” (<6mo $10.00)
  • May 16,2015 – Cash America Cash Advance at 1205 Airline 9am-2pm (Sponsored adoptions)
  • May 23, 2015 – “Dia Del Nino” At Reconciliation Church 4518 Saratoga 12pm-4pm
  • May 25,2015 – ACS CLOSED
  • May 27, 2015 – “Canines and Cappuccinos” at Cactus and Vine at 2115 Ayers 5pm-8pm (Sponsored adoptions and 25 free microchips)
  • May 29, 2015 – ACS CLOSED
  • May 30, 2015 – Naylor’s Feed Store at 102 Old Robstown Rd. 9am-2pm (Sponsored adoptions and 25 free microchips)

Animal Care Services Host Party To Aid Boy Who Suffered Dog Attack

 

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services hosted a party at their facility located at 2626 Holly Road to lift the spirits of a 12 year old boy who was attacked by a dog last month.
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services hosted a party at their facility located at 2626 Holly Road to lift the spirits of a 12-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog last month.
12 Year old Manuel Torrez (in yellow shirt) poses for a picture with Animal Care Services workers and Police Commander John Houston
12 Year old Manuel Torrez (in yellow shirt) poses for a picture with Animal Care Services workers and Police Commander John Houston

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services hosted a party today at their facility located at 2626 Holly Road for 12-year-old Manuel Torrez and gave him some presents to aid him in his recovery after Torrez was injured in a dog attack last month.  Manuel suffered over 6 bites and the employees at Animal Care Services bought him clothes to replace his torn outfit from the attack. The original blotter entry was posted March 25th and the text appears below:

Date: March 24, 2015, 19:02
Location: 800 Vancura Drive
Event: Injured Child by Unrestrained Dog
Case Number: 1503240125

A 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance after he was attacked by a dog on the 800 block of Vancura Drive Tuesday night. Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of the attack at 7:02pm Tuesday night and discovered the 12-year-old boy had injuries to his face and arms. The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services captured the dog and have scheduled the dog to be euthanized. The dog will then be taken to Austin for an examination for communicable diseases. Police Officers have identified the owner of the dog and there is a consideration for criminal charges to be applied against the dog’s owner.

Detectives will gather all the information to identify what criminal charges may be appropriate and by this report, there is no information on the latest condition of the 12-year-old boy. There is no information available about previous history of the dog or the identity of the breed or size of the dog that caused the injuries to the 12-year-old boy.

Dog Attacks Boy, Criminal Charges Possible Against Dog’s Owner

Date: March 24, 2015, 19:02
Location: 800 Vancura Drive
Event: Injured Child by Unrestrained Dog
Case Number: 1503240125

A 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance after he was attacked by a dog on the 800 block of Vancura Drive Tuesday night. Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of the attack at 7:02pm Tuesday night and discovered the 12-year-old boy had injuries to his face and arms. The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services captured the dog and have scheduled the dog to be euthanized. The dog will then be taken to Austin for an examination for communicable diseases. Police Officers have identified the owner of the dog and there is a consideration for criminal charges to be applied against the dog’s owner.

Detectives will gather all the information to identify what criminal charges may be appropriate and by this report, there is no information on the latest condition of the 12-year-old boy. There is no information available about previous history of the dog or the identity of the breed or size of the dog that caused the injuries to the 12-year-old boy.

Animal Care Services Has Availble Funds For Animal Services

Animal Care Services Offers More Vouchers For Program
When:     March 11, 2015
Where:   Animal Care Services 2626 Holly Road
Who:      Corpus Christi Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services has funds available for free spay/neuter surgeries for citizens living in target areas throughout the city.  Thank you to all who took advantage of this offer and came in to have surgery.  There are still funds available which must be spent by the end of March.  Animal Care will collect vouchers for DOGS & CATS living in all of the target areas below.  Please keep in mind that by receiving a voucher it does not guarantee surgery will be performed.  If you have already received a voucher you will be contacted with a surgery date.  The target areas are

Target 1 – Molina area all streets contained within Greenwood/Horne/Old Brownsville/HWY 358

Target 2 – all streets contained within Airline/Alameda/Nile/Mcardle

Target 3 – all streets contained within Ayers/Gollihar/Weber/Mcardle

Target 4 – all streets contained within Ayers/Horne/Kostoryz/Gollihar

Target 5 – all streets contained within Weber/Saratoga/Ayers/SPID

Target 6 (new) – all streets contained within Hwy 286/Horne/Kostoryz/Staples/Baldwin

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services & Vector Control are located at 2626 Holly Road in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas State Aquarium Returns Rehabilitated Duck to Wild

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On Friday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m., the Texas State Aquarium will be releasing a Mallard duck back to the wild. The duck was brought to the Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Hospital in February after being picked up by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. The duck was admitted with abrasions to the head and face, caused by a dog attack.

After receiving treatment for its injuries, the duck is now ready to be returned back to the park where it was found.

What: Photo/video opportunity: Release of rehabilitated Mallard duck

When: Friday, March 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lake View Park (at Holly and Rodd Field)