The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is supporting Toronto-based Redemption Dogs to rescue dogs displaced in Houston by Hurricane Harvey.
Redemption Dogs is an umbrella canine advocacy group that oversees Redemption Paws, a not-for-profit that helps animal shelters in the aftermath of natural disasters. Eight volunteers made the drive to Texas and transferred over 35 dogs to Ontario to assist Houston-based shelters struggling to care for dogs that had been waiting to be adopted prior to the decimation caused by the hurricane. With the assistance of the Welland & District SPCA, the dogs crossed the border into Ontario on Monday, Sept. 11.
The dogs are currently being cared for by the Ontario SPCA and are undergoing veterinary checks and any necessary medical treatments, including being spayed or neutered, before they will be ready for adoption.
“Our hearts go out to the people and animals affected by the flooding in Houston,” says Tanya Firmage, Chief of Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. “We are pleased to be able to assist Redemption Dogs to give these animals a second chance after they have endured so much.”
The Ontario SPCA commends the citizens of Houston and Redemption Dogs for making this incredible rescue mission possible. We thank the Welland & District SPCA and the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for their support of the rescue efforts.
Once they are ready to find loving homes, the dogs will be available for adoption through Redemption Dogs.
The costs to care for these dogs are high, which is why we need your help. Hurricane Harvey is now behind these dogs; please help them have a second chance at life.
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