(HOUSTON) December 4, 2020 – The Houston SPCA Transport Task Force is now working with trusted partners, like Rural Dog Rescue, to coordinate a major transport of animals in need to the Midwest. It’s an area in the US where there is a scarce number of adoptable pets available. RDR loaded 8 homeless pets this morning at the Houston SPCA and is currently on an 18-hour trek to Wisconsin. All of the canines were rescued by the Houston SPCA’s animal cruelty team or their 24-hour ambulance. Most have had a rough start in life, but they will now connect with local organizations in Wisconsin who will help them find their forever homes—just in time for the holidays.
The dogs include amazing canines like Duke, who was rescued by the Houston SPCA animal cruelty team after he was found neglected and well underweight; Ranger who was rescued by the Houston SPCA’s 24-hour rescue ambulance and treated by their veterinary team after he was stabbed several times on his back and hind legs, and Goofy (named after the Disney character) who was rescued after he was tied with a short leash to a fence and abandoned.
This year, the Houston SPCA and their trusted partners have together helped find homes for nearly 1000 animals in need thanks to transports and transfers. They will continue to enhance and expand their program with another transport on December 14.
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