The fate of five puppies scheduled to be euthanized in an overcrowded Texas shelter on Christmas Eve hung in the balance. Fortunately, North Shore Animal League America knows that there are no holidays for animal rescue. Our Mobile Unit was already in the area, working with Paws4Life , to pick up 35 dogs and puppies that had been recently saved from shelters throughout Louisiana and Texas.
In the nick of time, the five puppies – Buster, Lady, Taika, Kano, and Greta – were saved from the brink of death and soon joined the rest of their traveling companions headed to our Port Washington, NY campus. Animal League America rescue missions such as this one take place on an ongoing basis throughout the year, to meet the demand to help animals in need across the country and around the world. As Karla Agostinello, Animal League America Rescue Team Manager, noted, “Working with Paws4Life and our many shelter partners really enables us to expand the reach of our rescue efforts and save so many more lives.”
Upon arrival, this particular fab five seemed completely unfazed by their long journey and were ready to play as soon as they disembarked. After receiving thorough medical check-ups, groomings, and behavioral evaluations these special canines were soon ready to receive the best gift of all: a loving family of their own!
Stories like this are a wonderful way to remind us how important these partnerships are, and how the work we do together brings us closer to a no-kill world. But we can’t do it alone. Your support of our lifesaving rescue efforts will help us continue to change the world for homeless animals every day.