ASPCA® and Wings of Rescue Transport More Than 170 Dogs and Cats from Texas Animal Shelters Impacted by Severe Winter Storms

By Benzinga15 days ago

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist Texas animal shelters impacted by the recent weather crisis, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Wings of Rescue today led the urgent transport of more than 170 dogs and cats via ground and air to shelters in the Northeast where they will find safe, loving homes. Animal shelters across Texas have been severely affected by the unprecedented winter storms, many losing power and access to water, and these lifesaving transports are providing much needed relief to shelters and animals in their care.

The ASPCA moved pets from Athens Animal Rescue Shelter (Athens, Texas), Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (Kemp, Texas), and Humane Society of North Texas (Fort Worth, Texas) on three of the ASPCA's Animal Relocation transport vehicles to two regional airports, where the animals were loaded onto Wings of Rescue flights, funded by the ASPCA. The animals were flown to Brandywine Valley SPCA (New Castle, Del.) and St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (Madison, N.J.), where they will be cared for until they are adopted.

“The weather crisis in Texas has created dire circumstances for animals across the state, and we're proud to work with our partners to relocate more than 170 homeless animals to safer areas, which also frees resources at animal shelters to help them continue to serve their communities,“ said Matt Bershadker, President & CEO ...

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