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SPCA of Texas Receives Transfer of 123 Cats from Corpus Christi,
Prepares to Intake More Animals Affected by Hurricane Harvey

(DALLAS, TX); August 25, 2017 -- This afternoon, the SPCA of Texas, received a transfer of 123 un-owned cats from The Cattery Cat Shelter in Corpus Christi at the SPCA of Texas' Animal Rescue Center, Empowered by PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief, in West Dallas. The SPCA of Texas is prepared to intake up to 300 animals affected by Hurricane Harvey if needed, and will evaluate capacity on a daily basis after that. This transfer frees up space in animal shelter facilities to make more room for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

For photos of the cats’ arrival at the SPCA of Texas, please visit the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j50et3r1e6rf4c/AAAX8wWcQ0hK80fq3Zqzi7s3a?dl=0.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful for a generous grant in the amount of $123,298 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, for emergency relief support earlier this year. The grant includes $75,000 in cash and an estimated $48,298 of in-kind goods, to support an estimated 3,000+ pets the SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit rescues annually from abuse in North Texas and animals affected by natural disasters.

As the organization prepares to deploy disaster response efforts in North Texas to assist the Gulf Coast, support for this effort and for all of our programs and services is critical. Please consider making a financial donation at www.spca.org/give or make an in-kind donation. The supplies most needed are cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper and gas gift cards. In-kind donations can be brought to the SPCA of Texas' Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas or the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

Additionally, the SPCA of Texas is putting out a call for foster homes to help us care for the animals already in our shelters and those coming from the Gulf Coast. It is easy to sign up at www.spca.org/foster. We will continue to need fosters for the pets in our care as we bring in more animals.

The animals that have been transferred to the SPCA of Texas will be evaluated upon their arrival by SPCA of Texas’ medical and behavior teams and will receive all the care they need. The SPCA of Texas hopes to place them up for adoption in the coming days and weeks. The SPCA of Texas encourages families interested in adding a pet to their home to consider adopting now. Dog and cat adoptions are $25 through September 3rd. By adopting a pet from the SPCA of Texas, you will save that animals' life as well as open up space for another homeless pet in need. To see all pets the SPCA of Texas has available for adoption, please visit www.spca.org/findapet

To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, to help the SPCA of Texas fund future efforts like this and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org or call 214-742-7722.

To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, to help the SPCA of Texas fund future efforts like this and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org or call 214-742-7722.


 

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Jose

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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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