UPDATED: Pets evacuated from storm's path available for adoption

MySA.com: MySan Antonio: Pet Talk – UPDATED: Pets evacuated from storm’s path available for adoption

Web Posted: 08/30/2005 09:31 AM CDT


About 80 dogs and cats evacuated from Hurricane Katrina’s path will be available for adoption in San Antonio beginning at noon today.

The Humane Society SPCA of Bexar County left for Houston Monday afternoon to pick up the animals. Workers returned at about midnight and had them settled in by about 3 this morning, said executive director Kathryn Bice.

The center is at 4804 Fredericksburg Road.

The animals are from the Baton Rouge Animal Control, which evacuated the animals this weekend when Hurricane Katrina was predicted to hit the Louisana/Mississippi coast. These animals were transported to the Houston SPCA on Saturday.

Volunteers are being called in early to help with the bathing of the pets. The animals are being examined, vaccinated and prepared for adoption this morning. Animals will be available for adoption based on a health evaluation and will only be $25 today until 7 p.m.

“We want to move these pets as quickly as possible,” Bice said. “These animals will be in crates in our education room and we don’t want to have to keep them under those conditions for long. If people can’t adopt, they can help us by becoming a guardian angel and subsidizing the adoptions of these pets.”

The Humane Society SPCA of Bexar County has an agreement with the American Red Cross to assist with animal relief during disasters.

For more information, call (210) 226-7461.

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