Alexandria Animal Shelter Transports 50 Cats from Texas

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) brought in 50 cats Saturday, March 13 from eight animal shelters in Texas still recovering from the devastating February snowstorms and subsequent power outages.

Many of these Texas facilities are now experiencing a surge of surrendered pets, and by transporting animals who were already in these shelters to Virginia, these organizations can better address the continued need for care and assist even more homeless animals.

“We received a request from the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) national network asking if shelters were able to take in homeless animals, to make room for Texas shelters to care for the influx of animals they were seeing,” said AWLA Executive Director Stella Hanly. “We knew the plans were still coming together, but we also knew we had to help.”

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