Dec 08, 2021
We’ve at all times identified that pets are at higher danger in Texas than in different states.
Because of the local weather inflicting extra breedings and an absence of assets in rural elements of the state, shelters are at all times going through an inflow of pets that want properties. It wasn’t till a storm rocked everybody’s worlds in Texas that we’d discover a answer on how one can assist save these deserving lives.
The concept was born out of Winter Storm Uri. Pets wanted to get out of Texas — quick. Their lives have 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 properties safely, and that we did.
In a matter of simply 4 weeks, we hit our objective with our 1,000th pet being an lovely cat named Charlie. Charlie traveled all the best way 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 airplane 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 endlessly house. 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 concept. Why would we cease at simply 1,000 lives once we might proceed to avoid wasting pets from throughout Texas who’re going through dying? APA! might act as a pit cease for these pets whereas they await the transportation that may take them to numerous states throughout the nation. And so, the APA! Hub Transport Program was born.
Our transport crew connects with shelters in Texas which can be going through an absence of assets and area which regularly result in the undesirable choice to euthanize their animals. Now we’re capable of present them with an alternate. Northern shelters usually face the other downside. 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 cause animals ought to die within the south when there are folks ready to undertake a shelter pet within the north.
“The APA! Hub Transport Program embodies the true spirit of Austin Pets Alive, via innovation, resourcefulness and the fixed dedication to lifesaving,” says Clare Callison Maddie’s® Nationwide Director of Pet Provide & Demand. “By 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 canine in Texas shelters, however we’re serving to to attach adopters to the love of a shelter pet, regardless of the place they stay within the nation!”
All of the faces you see listed here are animals that have been saved because of your help of our transport packages. Whether or not it was by bus, airplane, practice, or automotive, these lives discovered their second probability in loving properties all throughout the USA. They have been welcomed with open arms as folks lined as much as convey them house.
As of yesterday, 2,228 lives have been saved via the Austin Pets Alive! Hub Transport Program and American Pets Alive! transport work. Lives that have 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 sure 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 properties. Your present can be DOUBLED till December 31, because of a beneficiant $100K matching present, so don’t wait to turn into a lifesaver right now!