Because animal shelters all over Texas are at maximum capacity after Hurricane Harvey, it is leaving many pets homeless and desperate. Enter Southwest Airlines, and Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California who together helped dozens of animals escape the floods.
Southwest Airlines flew the orphaned animals to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California. With the help of the Texas rescue group, Operation Pets Alive! Who had taken in an overwhelming number of orphaned dogs and cats, were trying to prevent euthanasia of these animals because they had no place to go. The joint operation to relocate these animals allows Operation Pets Alive! to increase animal rescue operations in Houston while recovering from the effects of the devastating hurricane.
Volunteers boarded the animals into crates in the specially converted cabin of the aircraft for their new life in California where it is hoped that they will eventually find homes.
Anyone wanting to help animals affected by the current storms in Texas and Florida are encouraged to adopt or temporarily foster pets. Get in touch with your local shelter for more details.
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