DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas SPCA is helping save animal lives before what is expected to be devastating Hurricane Ida.
The animal welfare organization transferred 32 ownerless cats from the Humane Society of South Mississippi in anticipation of the impending arrival of Hurricane Ida on Saturday, August 28.
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The Texas SPCA deployed a team to Gulfport, Mississippi on Saturday morning to retrieve cats from the Humane Society of South Mississippi, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding between the organizations to provide disaster relief.
The Texas SPCA transferred these cats to their Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center in Dallas.
This is in addition to the 28 cats and kittens that were transported to the Texas SPCA from Galveston County Animal Services on Friday, August 27.
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“The Texas SPCA is proud to partner with other animal welfare organizations and shelters to help animals affected by natural disasters like Hurricane Ida,” said Courtney Burns, Acting Vice President of the Well -be pet for the Texas SPCA, “Animals transferred to us will be cared for and assessed for adoption or placement on a case-by-case basis.
Animals that have been transferred to the Texas SPCA will be evaluated by the Texas SPCA’s medical and behavioral teams and will receive all the care they require.
The Texas SPCA hopes to place them for adoption in the coming days and weeks.
The Texas SPCA encourages families interested in adding a pet to their home to consider adopting now.
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By adopting a pet from the Texas SPCA, you will be saving that animal’s life and opening up space for another homeless animal in need. To view all of the pets that the Texas SPCA offers for adoption, click here.