Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SPCA of Texas Receives 52 Dogs from Puppy Mill that Closed Down - 33 KDAF-TV

(TERRELL, TX; McKINNEY, TX); August 29, 2012 --  Today, the SPCA of Texas received 52 dogs from a puppy mill that closed down. Earlier today, the SPCA of Texas picked up the animals from the Terrell, TX property and transported them back to its Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

The SPCA of Texas has brought a total 353 animals into its two shelters in Dallas and McKinney in the last 48 hours. Yesterday, the SPCA of Texas took in 181 dogs and cats SPCA of Texas Received 181 Dogs and Cats from the Louisiana SPCA and the Humane Society of South Mississippi to help those shelters respond to animals in need during and after the storm. The organization also seized 120 cruelly treated fowl, rabbits, dogs, cats and a duck yesterday from a property in Hunt County. This large number of incoming animals has filled the SPCA of Texas' two North Texas-area shelters to bursting. The SPCA of Texas' mission is to provide animals exceptional care and a loving home, and in each of these cases, the organization responded to emergency situations where animals needed immediate help.
 

In an effort to create room for these incoming dogs and cats, the SPCA of Texas is offering a 50% discount off of all adoption fees for dogs and cats from Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st. Additionally, the SPCA of Texas’ two shelters stayed open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th. Normal hours for the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Rd. in McKinney are Noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

To ensure proper space to care for all animals, the SPCA of Texas will continue to admit animals who were previously adopted at the SPCA of Texas and animals that owners bring to the organization to be humanely euthanized, however the admitting department will not be available to the general public until more space is made at the SPCA of Texas through adoptions.

The SPCA of Texas asks the community to come forward and open their homes and their hearts to these animals and the hundreds already waiting for homes in the SPCA of Texas' two North Texas-area shelters. The SPCA of Texas encourages people who have been considering adding a pet to their family to adopt and give these shelter animals a loving home.

If now is not the best time to introduce a new best friend to the family, the SPCA of Texas encourages people to help by giving to the SPCA of Texas at www.spca.org/tropicalstormisaac. Support from the community at this time is especially critical, as the SPCA of Texas' resources are always stretched to the maximum in late summer.

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.

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and maintains a team of five animal cruelty investigators to respond to thousands of calls in eight 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 others’ 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 humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.

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