They may not have had a home when Hurricane Harvey struck, but their chances of finding one certainly worsened. Until they came to Connecticut, that is.
CT Post reports 22 homeless dogs from Texas arrived in Newington yesterday. The Humane Society explained why they opened their doors to these animals:
“Bringing them to Connecticut gives Texas shelters room to house pets who are waiting to reunite with their families. The pups who arrived Monday night will now go through the medical department over the next several days or longer depending on their needs, and have adjustment time.”
The dogs that arrived yesterday vary in breed. While some are mutts, others are purebred boxers and pit bulls. But, all of them want the same thing: a forever home. You can see photos of the new arrivals on the company’s Facebook page.
You can also read updates on the dogs there and find out about when they’re available for adoption.
In addition to re-homing pets up here, the CT Humane Society will also send volunteers down to Texas to help with relief efforts.
Currently, the Westport Branch hopes to raise $18,000 to send its volunteers south as part of its “Lend a Helping Paw” campaign. As of now, they’re at the $13,000 mark. And, man, the response to this fundraiser is nothing short of EPIC.
People from all over CT and the US chipped in for this tremendous cause. So, if you wish to help some of the most vulnerable victims of Hurricane Harvey, donate to their campaign.
You’ll also be helping animals like these sweethearts who arrived yesterday night.
If you’re interested in giving one of these dogs a forever home, call (800) 452-0114!