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Austin Pets Alive! | Austin Pets Alive! Flies to Rural West Texas,…

Mar 09, 2021

AUSTIN, TX — Austin Pets Alive! coordinated the rescue and transport of 1 canine and 13 cats by airplane at the moment. With the assistance of personal pilot David Nelson, the flight to Alpine, Texas and again to Austin saved the 14 pets at-risk of euthanasia from two shelters as a part of APA!’s goal to avoid wasting 1,000 pets in shelters dealing with robust occasions within the aftermath of the latest Texas winter storms.

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These pets are from Alpine Animal Services and Marathon Animal Shelter, each small, rural shelters missing sources to look after all of the pets that enter their doorways. Austin Pets Alive!, via the generosity of donor Nelson, flew to the Alpine space to choose up these pets and return them to Austin earlier than transporting them to shelter companions in Michigan, Chicago, and the DC space later this week.

6-year-old pup George, who was introduced again on the lifesaving flight

This roundtrip, identical day flight is essential to lifesaving. The place it might usually be a 12-13 hour day of driving for volunteer transporters, the flight there and again will take just some hours. Out there automobiles, drivers, and funds have traditionally been main obstacles to getting pets in these rural areas to security, so David’s time, airplane, and willingness is invaluable.

That is David’s second lifesaving flight for Austin Pets Alive! in lower than two weeks. In late February, David and APA! flew to Harlingen and Laredo in in the future. On that rescue mission, David met and transported a dog named Wagon, who he fell in love with and had to add to his family.

Jennifer from Alpine Animal Providers loading two cats on the airplane

Texas shelters who need assistance getting pets out in addition to shelters which can be in a position to transport and/or obtain cats and canines ought to contact [email protected]. The largest want presently is for organizations that may safely transport pets. To assist make these transports occur, individuals are inspired to give to Austin Pets Alive! here.

Further images and movies of this transport can be found for press upon request. Please contact [email protected]

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