Alice Animal Control is experiencing higher adoption rates since last reported, two-weeks ago. The decline was in response to the first waves of public health scare on the Coronavirus pandemic, during the first weeks of March.

Lead Officer Jose (Chema) Martinez, has doubled the cleaning procedures and routine sanitizing for the animals at the facility. All animal kennels are now being cleaned four-times a day, instead of two, cleaning supplies, routine disinfectant procedures have doubled and the adoption walk- through’s are now limited to one person at at time.

"During the last two-weeks adoptions have increased and it is has been mostly by local Alice residents- which I love to see," said Martinez.

The adoption fee is $25.

All animals adopted through the city should be sterilized 45 days after adoption. A voucher can be picked up from People Assisting Animal Control that would give a discount with the spay and neutering of the animal.

Anyone who would like to make a difference in one of these dogs lives and adopt, should call the Alice Police Department between 1 and 4 p.m. at 361-664-0186.