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    November 2, 2020

    10 things you didn’t know about the Bryan Animal Center

    Have you been thinking about adding a pet to your family? It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (Nov. 1-7, 2020), which is the perfect time to add that furry family member.

    Four-legged friends are the best way to make your place feel more like home. Coming home from a stressful day at school or at the office can become the best part of your day if it involves being welcomed by furry friends.

    Since the City of Bryan opened the Bryan Animal Center (BAC) in 2011, it has been the perfect place to find a new animal member of your family. But that’s not all Bryan’s Animal Services Department is responsible for.

    If you have never visited the BAC, here are 10 things you may have not known about the facility.

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    1. City limits

    The Bryan Animal Center takes in all stray animals within the city limits of Bryan.

    2. Up-to-date website

    The BAC’s website is updated every 24 hours, so almost every adoptable pet you see online is available. This allows you to be able to look at the lost and found site and the adoptable animals pages easily.

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    3. Not just dogs and cats

    Dogs and cats are not the only animals that make their way to the Animal Center. Although rare, different kinds of animals such as reptiles, rabbits, horses, birds and wildlife, have made an appearance at the BAC.

    4. Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program

    The Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program is a proud partner of the Bryan Animal Center, as it brings together students from the veterinary technician program and uses the facility as a clinical teaching center. Students are brought into the center and are able to learn through hands-on experience.

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    5. Foster program

    Want to help? The BAC has a rewarding program for animals who may need a home during a transitional period. Some of these animals may just need some time away from the shelter and fosters can provide just that. Fostering is one way for deserving animals to receive care before being adopted and can be rewarding for humans, too! Find out how to become a foster.

    6. Aggieland Humane Society Spay and Neuter Mobile Unit

    The BAC also partners with the Aggieland Humane Society Spay and Neuter Mobile Unit to help sterilize all adoptable pets before they go to their forever home.

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    7. Microchips

    The BAC offers microchips to the public for just $10. Microchips are a great form of identification to help get your pet home if they get lost.

    8. Donations

    The BAC accepts donations in several ways, but one of the most popular is their Amazon Wish List. You can go on Amazon and purchase items that the BAC needs and have those items shipped directly to them. This lets you know exactly what your donation goes toward and ensures that the donations are what the shelter currently needs. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can visit our donation widget.

    9. It’s not just a shelter

    Not only is the BAC the go-to animal shelter for the City of Bryan, but Animal Services also includes Animal Control. For animal concerns, please contact 979.361.3888 for an Animal Control Officer to respond.

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    10. Canine Enrichment Center

    The BAC has a great outdoor space for dogs to stretch their legs. The Canine Enrichment Center allows for in-house play dates, exercise sessions and several other activities so the pets are able to live a happy and healthy time at the shelter while they wait for their forever homes.

    Changes amidst COVID-19

    The BAC adjusted its operating hours to ensure staff and visitors stay safe. All visits to the BAC are by appointment only, and all visitors are required to wear masks and adhere to temperature checks before entering the building. Adjusted hours are as following:

    • Sunday-Monday: closed
    • Tuesday-Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m.

    For more information and to schedule a visit, call the Bryan Animal Center at 979.209.5260.

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