Dec 08, 2021
We’ve at all times identified that pets are at better threat in Texas than in different states.
Because of the local weather inflicting extra breedings and an absence of sources in rural components of the state, shelters are at all times dealing with an inflow of pets that want houses. It wasn’t till a storm rocked everybody’s worlds in Texas that we’d discover a answer on the way to assist save these deserving lives.
The concept was born out of Winter Storm Uri. Pets wanted to get out of Texas — quick. Their lives had been in danger and the clock was ticking. It was then that APA! – with its nationwide outreach arm American Pets Alive! – set out on a mission to get 1,000 pets out of Texas into heat houses safely, and that we did.
In a matter of simply 4 weeks, we hit our purpose with our 1,000th pet being an lovely cat named Charlie. Charlie traveled all the way in which from Laredo, TX to KC Pet Undertaking in Kansas. His journey up north was made particular by having a first-class seat in a personal aircraft flown by our volunteer pilot good friend, David Nelson. As soon as he landed at KC Pet Undertaking, it was solely a matter of days till he discovered his eternally dwelling. Learn how he discovered his household as soon as he landed in KC.
The success of this mission opened the door for a brand new thought. Why would we cease at simply 1,000 lives once we may proceed to avoid wasting pets from throughout Texas who’re dealing with loss of life? APA! may act as a pit cease for these pets whereas they await the transportation that might take them to numerous states throughout the nation. And so, the APA! Hub Transport Program was born.
Our transport workforce connects with shelters in Texas which are dealing with an absence of sources and area which regularly result in the undesirable choice to euthanize their animals. Now we’re capable of present them with another. Northern shelters usually face the other drawback. Because of the climate, within the winter months, many shelters have rows and rows of empty kennels with traces of individuals ready to undertake. There’s no purpose animals ought to die within the south when there are individuals ready to undertake a shelter pet within the north.
“The APA! Hub Transport Program embodies the true spirit of Austin Pets Alive, by means of innovation, resourcefulness and the fixed dedication to lifesaving,” says Clare Callison Maddie’s® Nationwide Director of Pet Provide & Demand. “Via this program, we’re capable of convey our hard-working Texas shelter companions into the nationwide pipeline of help. It means a lot that we’re not solely saving the lives of cats and canines in Texas shelters, however we’re serving to to attach adopters to the love of a shelter pet, irrespective of the place they dwell within the nation!”
All of the faces you see listed below are animals that had been saved due to your help of our transport packages. Whether or not it was by bus, aircraft, practice, or automobile, these lives discovered their second probability in loving houses all throughout the US. They had been welcomed with open arms as individuals lined as much as convey them dwelling.
As of yesterday, 2,228 lives have been saved by means of the Austin Pets Alive! Hub Transport Program and American Pets Alive! transport work. Lives that had been as soon as going to finish earlier than that they had an opportunity to even start now get a contemporary begin in a brand new state. Along with you, we are able to be certain that no pet in Texas ever will get left behind. Rush a donation now to make sure pets like these pups get the prospect to be rescued from euthanasia at rural, overcrowded shelters and adopted in houses. Your present will probably be DOUBLED till December 31, due to a beneficiant $100K matching present, so don’t wait to change into a lifesaver right this moment!