Good things happen when good people pool their resources and try to tackle problems that affect us all.

Everyone knows that Galveston County has a problem with stray cats and dogs. 

Far too many are euthanized. 

Last year, some animal shelters and rescue groups got together and put on the Paws and Claws Adopt-A-Thon in League City.

Animal shelter workers brought adoption-ready animals — and the response caught some of the organizers off guard. 

Some workers had to go back to the shelters for seconds.

Last year, 80 animals found good homes. 

This year, Monica Millican, president of the Friends of the League City Animal Shelter, hopes to see 175 animals adopted.

The logic is simple: Last year, this was a one-day event. 

This year, it will be two.

The shelters in League City, Friendswood, Webster and Galveston, as well as the Galveston County Animal Resource Center in Texas City, are involved in this event. 

It’s becoming something of a festival, with barbecue, artists, face painters and vendors who offer products and services involving animals.

But the key seems to be in the conjunction of two concepts: “low cost” and “same day.”

The animals at this event can be adopted for $25.

And they’re ready to go home with you, meaning they’ve already been sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped.

It’s a worthy cause. 

While you’ll see more information in the paper in the coming days, one form of support is needed now. 

It takes more than a handful of volunteers to put on an event like this. 

If you can help, contact the League City Animal Shelter at 281-554-1377 or email


WHAT: Second Annual Paws and Claws Adopt-A-Thon 

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 and noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17  

WHERE: League City Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St.

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