SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Livermore-based mostly Wings of Rescue is coming to the rescue of tons of of cats and canine that had been dwelling in animal shelters in now-flooded areas of Texas.
The objective of eradicating animals that had already been positioned in Texas shelters previous to Harvey’s arrival is to relocate these animals, thereby creating more room within the already crowded shelters in and round Houston. That, in flip, creates extra room for the animals presently being rescued from Harvey’s
The hope is that pets at present being rescued from Harvey flood waters can briefly be cared for in shelters and reunited with their house owners, lots of whom might themselves be in shelters, evacuation facilities or different short-term dwelling quarters away from residence.
“We discovered from (Hurricane) Katrina to not simply go in and decide up each single pet we see and fly it out as a result of these pets do have households which are going to return in search of them,” defined Wings of Rescue founder, Cindy Smith. “So, that’s our technique this time.”
Smith informed KCBS that the constitution planes are departing from Oakdale, CA, and can take the Texas shelter animals to Oregon, New Jersey, Colorado and Virginia, however not the Bay Space.
“Hundreds,” she described the variety of animals she finally expects to relocate. “We’ve already flown near 500 pets already and (on Wednesday) we’re sending out our third and fourth aircraft. We now have one other aircraft for (Thursday) and we’re chartering a good greater aircraft for Saturday. And that aircraft ought to have the ability to carry 250 pets.”
“These are cargo planes,” stated Smith. “There are not any seats, there are not any home windows. It’s a picket flooring and it’s good for what we do.”