Feb 21, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Austin Pets Alive! coordinated an enormous transport rescue Saturday, getting greater than 30 pets out of hurt’s manner from Texas shelters left with out energy, warmth, and water resulting from Winter Storm Uri.
The 30+ cats and canine have been liable to freezing to demise or being euthanized at their authentic shelters within the Dallas space. Austin Pets Alive! had contacted each shelter in Texas over every week in the past earlier than the primary wave of the storm hit to gauge emergency ranges and start lifesaving transport coordination. These canine and cats particularly have been acquired by Wright Method Rescue within the Chicago space, who has already discovered foster houses for almost all of the pets.
With roads largely impassable for days, security rescue transports have been halted earlier within the week, however having them scheduled out saved the at-risk pets alive till driving situations have been secure. This lifesaving transport took over 14 hours on the street as much as Wright Method as soon as Texas highways cleared up from the ice.
Austin Pets Alive! up to now has coordinated lifesaving transports for over 100 pets from shelters throughout Texas to Austin, Chicago, Salt Lake Metropolis, Wyoming, and Colorado, with an estimated 5,000 extra pets in want of assist in the approaching weeks. To assist these efforts, individuals can donate cash, time, and/or provides. See beneath for added photographs from this lifesaving transport: