Casper Humane Society rescues 13 dogs that were meant to be killed in Texas

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The Casper Humane Society took in 13 dogs Sunday that were due to be killed due to overcrowding at an animal shelter in Texas, the chair of the shelter’s board of directors said Tuesday.

CHS Board Chair Sally Reinhart told the Cowboy State Daily that all 13 puppies are doing well at the shelter, although they will all be quarantined for the next 10 to 14 days to monitor them in order to detect any signs of illness.

“We are a no-kill shelter and believe there is a home for every dog,” Reinhart said. “Texas has a terrible euthanasia rate, about 85% to 90% of animals have to be killed because they don’t have the space. We’re trying to do our part to help and put these dogs in good homes. .

The puppies are all mixed breeds and Reinhart expects them to weigh between 25 and 50 pounds once they reach adulthood.

All puppies received vaccinations before leaving Texas. They will likely be available for adoption around the first week of June and will be available for meeting by appointment only.

Reinhart said this isn’t the first time, and likely won’t be the last, that the Humane Society has taken in animals from Texas who were at risk of being killed due to overpopulation.

“We work with San Antonio Pets Alive, which takes animals out of kill shelters and places them in foster homes, if available, then lines them up to go to no-kill shelters like ours. “, she said. “They are all checked before they come here, with all their vaccinations and neutered or neutered, if they are old enough. It’s a win-win because we can save them and they’re usually adopted within a week.

The Humane Society doesn’t see many puppies in such large groups, so Reinhart expects the dogs to have no problem finding loving homes.

The dogs were actually airlifted to Wyoming by another nonprofit group, Dog Is My Co-Pilot, which transports animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic areas.

Reinhart praised the work of the group, which provides free services to the Humane Society.

“They are truly amazing,” she said. “We’ve been working with these groups for about five years and we just want to save as many lives as possible through these partnerships.”

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