Mar 09, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Austin Pets Alive! coordinated the rescue and transport of 1 canine and 13 cats by aircraft as we speak. With the assistance of personal pilot David Nelson, the flight to Alpine, Texas and again to Austin saved the 14 pets at-risk of euthanasia from two shelters as a part of APA!’s purpose to save lots of 1,000 pets in shelters going through powerful occasions within the aftermath of the current Texas winter storms.
These pets are from Alpine Animal Companies and Marathon Animal Shelter, each small, rural shelters missing assets to take care of all of the pets that enter their doorways. Austin Pets Alive!, via the generosity of donor Nelson, flew to the Alpine space to choose up these pets and return them to Austin earlier than transporting them to shelter companions in Michigan, Chicago, and the DC space later this week.
This roundtrip, similar day flight is essential to lifesaving. The place it might usually be a 12-13 hour day of driving for volunteer transporters, the flight there and again will take only a few hours. Out there automobiles, drivers, and funds have traditionally been main boundaries to getting pets in these rural areas to security, so David’s time, aircraft, and willingness is invaluable.
That is David’s second lifesaving flight for Austin Pets Alive! in lower than two weeks. In late February, David and APA! flew to Harlingen and Laredo in sooner or later. On that rescue mission, David met and transported a canine named Wagon, who he fell in love with and had so as to add to his household.
Texas shelters who need assistance getting pets out in addition to shelters which can be capable of transport and/or obtain cats and canine ought to contact [email protected]. The largest want right now is for organizations that may safely transport pets. To assist make these transports occur, individuals are inspired to give to Austin Pets Alive! right here.
Extra pictures and movies of this transport can be found for press upon request. Please contact [email protected]