Home > News

Animal shelter cools off dogs in time for summer

Posted May 11, 2017

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
dogs playing in front of a giant fan
Shelter dogs — and their human helpers — will benefit from two new Portacool evaporative coolers during the dog days of summer.

With temperatures starting to heat up, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter recently received a generous donation of two new outdoor coolers to help keep the dogs healthy and happy while they’re at the shelter. The donation came from Portacool LLC, one of the shelter’s newest partners and a company with a strong belief in social responsibility.

The Cyclone 160 evaporative coolers cool more than 2,100 square feet each and will be used in the outdoor play areas, which can quickly heat up in the summertime. The shelter now has 14 separate play areas, and providing cooling in these areas is vital. As Texas temperatures rise above 85°F, dogs can quickly become susceptible to the risk of heat stress.

“We commend the efforts of the Fort Worth Animal Care & Control team to create an environment that fosters healthy, adoptable animals waiting to find new homes,” said Misty Wilburn, marketing manager for Portacool. “In the hot months, keeping dogs cool can be a challenge when they are outside. We are thrilled to help maintain a cool space for the animals that allows for outdoor time without inducing heat stress.”

The shelter takes in more than 17,000 unwanted and stray dogs and cats annually. Every pet has a story — often one of being abandoned and left to survive on the streets. It’s the goal of the shelter to provide a healthy and safe environment until a loving and forever home can be found for each of these pets.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2017; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25, 2017; Second Floor Community Room, Intermodal Transportation Center , 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Input Meeting: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 2017; Thistle Hill, 1509 Pennsylvania Ave.

Arbitration Between Fort Worth Police Officers Association adn the City of Fort Worth - LEO Grievance GR-P-2016-02: 9 a.m. Sept. 26, 2017; City Hall Annex, 6th Floor, Conference Room 623, 908 Monroe Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 26, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 26, 2017; City Hall, 2nd Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 26, 2017; City Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Arbitration Between Fort Worth Police Officers Association and the City of Fort Worth - LEO Grievance GR-P-2016-02: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, 2017; Camellia Room, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
View the agenda »

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority D/B/A MedStar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. Sept. 27, 2017; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
View the agenda »

Edgecliff Village Wastewater Meter Station Project Meeting: 11 a.m. Sept. 27, 2017; Edgecliff Village City Hall, 1605 Edgecliff Village.

City Plan Commission Work Session: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Which Business Entity is Right for Me?: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2017; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Capital Improvements Advisory Committee for Transporation Impact Fees: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park & Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
View the agenda »

Park & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Upper Big Creek Wastewater Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017; The Golf Club Fossil Creek, 3401 Clubgate Drive.

Breakfast at the BAC: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28, 2017; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Arbitration Between Fort Worth Police Officers Association and the City of Fort Worth - LEO Grievance GR-P-2016-02: 9 a.m. Sept. 28, 2017; City Hall Annex, 6th Floor, Conference Room, 908 Monroe Street .
View the agenda »

Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9 a.m. Sept. 28, 2017; Large Conference Room, Workforce Development Board Offices, 1320 S. University Drive, Suite 600.
View the agenda »

Monthly Informational Forum for Minority Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28, 2017; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.

2018 Bond Election Public Meeting District 6: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2017; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4680 McPherson Boulevard.

Library Advisory Board Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2017; Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive.
View the agenda »

City Council scheduled to adopt FY2018 budget: 3 p.m. Sept. 29, 2017; City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. Sept. 30, 2017; Southside Customer Service Center, 4100 Columbus Trail.

2018 Bond Election Public Meeting District 9: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2017; Walker Hall, University Christian Church, 2720 S University.

View the full city calendar.