CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – The SPCA of Northeast Ohio flew to Buffalo and returned to bring 45 pets here from overcrowded shelters to give them a better chance of finding their homes.” rage”.
This effort is part of the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s effort to transport more than 140 cats and dogs from Louisiana to Canada, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
This relieves animal shelters that are overcrowded with “high seasonal influx, understaffing, a shortage of shelter veterinarians, and slow adoptions for large dogs,” BISSELL said.
All animals were assessed, treated and prepared for the April 23 flight.
The cats and dogs were already paired with shelters that have space to accommodate them before taking off.
“Transportation is a lifeline for at-risk adoptable pets as shelters across the country battle overcrowding,” said Cathy Bissel of the BISSELL Pet Foundation. “The BISSELL Pet Foundation is extremely grateful to our shelter and rescue partners who have opened their doors to give these deserving pets a second chance.
“We are so grateful to be able to be part of this important rescue mission. Being able to give these animals a new life in a loving forever home is why we do what we do! Once brought to our shelter, they will stay with us until they can find their ideal family. We are also extremely grateful to Bissell for leading this mission and doing what they are doing to help at-risk pets,” said Jeffrey Kocian, Executive Director of Northeast Ohio SPCA.
You can adopt your future four-legged friend from the shelter starting the week of April 25 at the SPCA Shelter of Northeastern Ohio at 9555 Brookpark Rd. in Parma.
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