Bebo, top left, and Nick, top right, are available for adoption at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. Hamilton, bottom left, and Rex, bottom right, are waiting for you at the Galveston Island Humane Society. Many pets are waiting for adoption at the resource center and the Humane Society and at other other local shelters as well.

It’s spring — and love, let’s call it, is in the air. And that means pretty soon there will be many kittens all over the place.

Unfortunately, many won’t make it. Some will end up in already overcrowded and resource-strapped shelters, waiting to be adopted. Some will be left to fend for themselves on the streets. Some will meet horrific ends at the hands of bad actors looking to make a buck off the suffering of innocent animals.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com.


Deputy Managing Editor

Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Karen Lauer

I've been volunteering at local animal shelters for over 12 years, and this is all spot on. The overpopulation of homeless dogs and cats in Texas is staggering, and so many thousands end up euthanized every year just because there's nowhere for them to go. The TNR programs for feral cats make such a big difference. I'm glad to see this article here.

Wayne D Holt

The City of Galveston has a lot to be proud of in supporting TNR and colony caretaker programs the way it has over the past years. It is a no-cost way to help residents become part of the solution and compares very favorably to many larger and better funded municipalities.

The Galveston Island Humane Society staff and the City's animal control officers are dedicated and caring folks doing a very difficult job. To the extent we can do our part, it will greatly benefit the community and the animals' quality of life.

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