Mar 03, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Austin Pets Alive! coordinated the rescue and transport of 70 canines from throughout Texas, sending them to West Palm Seashore on Wednesday. With assist from Wings of Rescue, the canines have been flown to Florida the place most will probably be accessible for adoption at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, and some others on the Humane Society of Vero Seashore and Indian River County.
Shelters throughout Texas have been left in want of assist to avoid wasting hundreds of pets after Winter Storm Uri ravaged the state and left thousands and thousands with out energy, warmth, and/or water. Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), battling warmth, energy, and water lack of its personal, began on a objective to get 1,000 Texas shelter pets at-risk of euthanasia to security throughout the nation in a matter of weeks, working with shelter companions throughout the state to assist as rapidly as attainable.
“We’ve got been working across the clock since earlier than the storm hit, first to maintain folks and pets secure by the storm, and now to assist folks and get pets to security in its aftermath,” stated Jennica Lurie, Canine Advertising and marketing Supervisor for Austin Pets Alive!. “At the moment’s transport is the newest step in that effort. We’re grateful to our shelter companions in Texas for working to avoid wasting these lives, and our shelter companions throughout the nation for taking them in.”
Wednesday’s transport of 70 canines to West Palm Seashore, FL was made attainable by onerous work from a number of organizations, together with the staff from Wings of Rescue, and their sponsor Tito’s Vodka. The canines have been initially from the SPCA of Brazoria County (Lake Jackson, TX), Abilene Animal Companies (Abilene, TX), Laredo Animal Care Companies (Laredo, TX), Large Spring Animal Shelter (Large Spring, TX), and Bastrop County Animal Companies (Bastrop, TX); and had a visit APA!, many who stayed in short-term foster houses due to APA!’s [email protected] Emergency Response group.
“Working for an open-intake shelter is tough. You don’t get to resolve what number of and when the animals flood in. So when the current extreme climate hit, it appeared the variety of strays and surrenders coming in tripled. Even transporting 20+ different canines to rescue and adoptions on prime of that, we have been nonetheless getting extra animals in than have been going out,” stated Wendy Ballard, Animal Companies Coordinator of Bastrop County. “These animals imply absolutely the world to us. We love them like they’re our personal! We’re extremely grateful to APA!, and I need everybody who fosters and adopts pets, to personally know, you’re saving these lives.”
This transport is only one of many who APA! is coordinating within the wake of Winter Storm Uri. Pets have already been positioned in in Boston, MA on the Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA; Chicago, IL at Wright Manner Rescue and Felines & Canines; Sheridan, WY; Cheyenne, WY; Jackson, WY; Salt Lake Metropolis, UT; Fort Collins, CO; and Denver, CO, reaching 447 pets saved and transported out as of March 1. Extra lifesaving transports will proceed within the coming weeks.
Texas shelters who need assistance getting pets out in addition to shelters which are capable of transport and/or obtain cats and canines ought to contact [email protected]. The largest want presently 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.