Animal rescue centers make the difference at Texoma

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – Two Texoma animal rescue centers anxiously await Texoma Gives on Thursday. Emily’s Legacy Rescue and Katy’s Dog Place Sanctuary Rescue are non-profit organizations that rely on donations to take care of animals.

“They’ve been waiting forever for their home forever and they finally got it and we’re like in a ball,” said Kimber Hopkins, founder of Emily’s Legacy Rescue.

Hopkins started his non-profit organization in 2008. His superpower saves animals and finds them permanent homes. Katy’s Dog Sanctuary Rescue has a similar mission, with a twist.

“We decided to focus on dogs that are not easily adoptable. Senior dogs, dogs with health problems, ”said Catherine Brooks-Aldrete, founder of Katy’s Dog Sanctuary Rescue.

Aldrete and her husband have housed over 100 dogs, they currently have 44. Hopkins and Aldrete look to Texoma for help to continue caring for their rescued furry friends.

“Nonprofits are suffering. Especially during COVID. Last year we missed out on donations that we would normally have received by not having as many fundraisers as we normally would have had, ”Hopkins said.

Aldrete says it’s more than just financial aid.

“It highlights the problems of unwanted dogs, especially senior dogs and dogs that have nowhere to turn. They still have a lot of life in them, ”said Aldrete.

Hopkins says when adopters take the plunge to adopt an animal …

“They save two lives by adopting. The one they adopted plus the space that opened up for another to be saved. And some people even say theirs because you bond with your pet and he becomes a member of your family and he loves you unconditionally, ”Hopkins added.

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