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Madeline Yeaman Arnold
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SPCA of Texas Transfers in Animals from
the Gulf Coast in Preparation of Hurricane Laura

(DALLAS, TX); August 25, 2020 – The SPCA of Texas is responding to the imminent Hurricane Laura threatening the Gulf Coast by transferring in animals from Gulfport, Mississippi and Houston, Texas. The organization may take in more animals as evacuation efforts progress in various areas along the Gulf Coast as needed.

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On Tuesday afternoon, the SPCA of Texas worked with the Humane Society of North Texas to take in 24 cats/kittens that arrived by plane thanks to Wings of Rescue from the Houston SPCA. These cats were transported to the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

On Tuesday evening, the SPCA of Texas returned to the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center from the Humane Society of South Mississippi with 21 cats and kittens.

The animals transferred to the SPCA of Texas are unowned shelter pets that were waiting for adoption, allowing those shelters to make room for displaced and stray pets affected by the hurricane.

The SPCA of Texas is preparing to assist with additional transfers from other animal shelters and other disaster response efforts. The organization will release more information as it becomes available.

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates three shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit


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