The situation has become desperate for 16 dogs at the Fort Bend County Animal Shelter. The dogs have until June 2 to be adopted or fostered, or they will be euthanized at close of business on June 2.

Shelter officials have put the dogs on their PUSH list, Pets Urgently Seeking Homes. They have been either owner-surrendered or are among the longest-running residents of the shelter.

One of the desperate dogs is Trip (Animal ID: A019490) who is a 1-year-old male Staffordshire. Trip was adopted over the weekend, but brought back after just three hours of freedom for being "too high energy."

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Another dog is Kit (Animal ID: A019660) who is a 1-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix. Kit was brought in as an owner surrender March 8, and the former owner reported that she was aggressive.

Staff at the shelter reports that both Trip and Kit are very sweet dogs.

Summer has traditionally been the busiest season for shelters with large intake numbers, and Fort Bend County Animal Services is also seeking support from the community.

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There will be no adoption fee for the 16 dogs in danger of being euthanized until June 2. All dogs are spayed, or neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested and up to date on vaccines.

All other animals available for adoption maintain the normal fee of $25. The shelter is at 1210 Blume Road, Rosenberg, 77471.

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