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SPCA of Texas to Receive More Than 50 Dogs
from Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge in the Aftermath of Flooding

 

WHAT: The SPCA of Texas, working with the Humane Society of the United States, will transfer more than 50 dogs from Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, LA to its campus located in West Dallas tomorrow afternoon in the aftermath of the severe flooding in Louisiana. The dogs were available for adoption prior to the recent severe rain and flooding, and this transfer frees up space at Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter and Companion Animal Alliance, as they serve as temporary emergency shelters for evacuees’ pets.


At this point, the dogs’ estimated time of arrival is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, at approximately 3 to 4 p.m.  More than 50 dogs will arrive at the SPCA of Texas’ Animal Rescue Center, Empowered by PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief, which is a part of its Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center Campus in Dallas.


The Humane Society of the United States organized this transport of adoptable animals through its Emergency Placement Partner network. Emergency Placement Partners, like the SPCA of Texas, take in animals from all kinds of large-scale abuse cases across the country, including: natural disasters, puppy mills, cockfighting operations, hoarding cases and extreme neglect cases. Companion animals may also be left homeless during natural disasters like flooding, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes. 
The dogs will be evaluated upon their arrival by SPCA of Texas’ medical and behavior teams and will provide them with all the care they need and hopes to place them up for adoption in the coming days. When they are ready for adoption, photos will be posted on www.spca.org/findapet.


WHEN:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Estimated time of arrival is approximately 3 to 4 p.m.
An updated advisory will be issued the morning of Wednesday, August 17.

WHERE:
The SPCA of Texas’ Animal Rescue Center,
Empowered by PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Center
2121 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
* We ask that you keep the address confidential, as the building may be used to house sensitive animal cruelty cases. 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
The HSUS: Samantha Miller: 301-258-1466; smiller@humanesociety.org
On-site contact, SPCA of Texas: Victoria Albrecht: 214-608-7933; valbrecht@spca.org

 


 

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