Three Trips in Four Weeks, starting Sept 10.
We depart for Texas next weekend to work with one of our rescue partners outside of Dallas. We have decided that our best course of action would be to take the existing dogs out of the shelters and make room for the newly displaced dogs - many who have microchips and can be reunited with their owners easily.
We participated in Hurricane Katrina relief and we held dogs for four months while the owners were hopefully found. Of the 72 dogs that we took, only two were returned to their owners. However that four months put a bottleneck on our own rescue efforts. Reuniting animals 1500+ miles away also proves a challenge in logistics.
Our Rescue Partner, PAWS for Irving Animals is coordinating with us to move 20 animals from their shelter to arrive in NH on Sep 14. The Irving shelter is currently managing about 135 displaced animals in a rec center and a senior center in addition to their municipal shelter. Moving their current shelter population to New England will give many of the displaced animals a safe place to be where they can receive medical treatment and be closer to their former owners.
This will not be our only trip to Texas for hurricane relief. Like Katrina, I expect that it will be six months before the displaced dogs can be strategically relocated.
Trips scheduled so far:
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