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SPCA of Texas Relocates Homeless Animals from Mississippi Displaced by Hurricane Ida


(DALLAS, TX); August 28, 2021 – Today, Saturday, August 28, the SPCA of
relocated 32 unowned cats from the Humane Society of South Mississippi in preparation for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ida.

Photos and videos of the cats transferred to the SPCA of Texas can be found here: 

Saturday morning, the SPCA of Texas deployed a team to Gulfport, Mississippi to
pick up the cats from the Humane Society of South Mississippi, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between the organizations to provide disaster
relief efforts. The SPCA of Texas relocated these cats to its Russell E. Dealey
Animal Rescue Center in Dallas. This is in addition to 28 cats and kittens that
were transported to the SPCA of Texas from Galveston County Animal
on Friday, August 27.

"The SPCA of Texas is proud to partner with other animal welfare organizations
and shelters to help animals impacted by natural disasters like Hurricane Ida" said Courtney Burns, Interim VP of Animal Welfare for the SPCA of Texas, "The animals transferred to us will be cared for and evaluated for adoption or placement on a
case-by-case basis."

The animals that have been transferred to the SPCA of Texas will be evaluated 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. 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

Those who are unable to adopt should consider fostering a pet to assist the SPCA
of Texas with animals currently in their shelters. By fostering an animal, you help create space for another animal in need of shelter and care at the SPCA of Texas. There are multiple ways to foster an animal for the SPCA of Texas, and all supplies
are provided to foster families. Learn more about fostering for the SPCA of Texas

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 or call 214-742-7722.


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SPCA of Texas Voices

"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!"

Laureen Jankins

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