Mar 23, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — On Wednesday morning March twenty fourth, Austin Pets Alive! positioned 27 cats onto a personal airplane sure for Wichita, KS, culminating a weeks-long effort to transport 1,000 at-risk pets to safe shelters within the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. That is the third transport flight that David Nelson, the proprietor and pilot of the airplane, has donated on APA!’s behalf. By providing his airplane, gasoline, time and sources, David has performed an integral function in APA!’s transport missions that started in late February.
Upon touchdown in Wichita, the kitties might be met on the receiving airport by employees members from KC Pet Project, who will then drive the cats the remainder of the best way to their shelter to be put up for adoption. This feline-focused transport represents a big milestone that was solely made doable by the help of numerous volunteers, donors, and animal welfare advocates.
After the devastating winter storm that hit Texas just some weeks in the past, APA! responded to pressing pleas for assist from small, rural shelters throughout the state that lacked sources to take care of all of the pets that had been all of a sudden arriving by their doorways. The APA! City Lake facility turned a central transport hub for these pets in want, whereas shelter companions throughout the nation organized the following leg of transportation to succeed in their last locations. From Florida to Washington to Massachusetts, animal shelter employees throughout the continental U.S. welcomed these susceptible pets with open arms, offering secure shelter and care to get them prepared for adoption inside their respective new communities.
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