In 2010, Midland Animal Services euthanized more than 4500 healthy, adoptable pets. A group of concerned citizens did something about it...
In 2010, the City of Midland Animal Services was forced to euthanize over 4500 healthy adoptable pets that had ended up at the shelter. In addition, the number of pets being dumped in the country was out of control. A group of citizens got together to find a solution to the problem and formed Midland Humane Coalition (MHC). While fretting over how they were going to raise more than $2 million for a facility large enough to house the animals until they could be adopted, they learned about PetSmart Charities grant to build an Enhanced Adoption Facility in the PetSmart store. Midland, TX (and the MHC) was one of 12 locations chosen in the United States to house an Adoption Facility. November 12, 2011 the Adoption Facility officially opened and in the first year of operation, we were able to find homes for 800 shelter pets. We still dream of a larger facility and, in the meantime, we will continue to work toward our goal of ending euthanasia as well as promote spay and neuturing and microchipping and find forever homes for all of our adoptable pets!