Animals Get Second Chance At Finding A Home During Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

Animals Get Second Chance At Finding A Home During Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - The weekend of February 14th through the 16th holds a special meaning for some animals.
Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - The weekend of February 14th through the 16th holds a special meaning for some animals.

Thanks to Petsmart Charities in Midland, 32 animals were adopted to new homes during their national adoption weekend.

"Petsmart charities is the ones that sponsor of all this. It gives a place to get dogs and cats adopted out to the public and save their lives," said Melissa Massey, administrative assistant to the Director of the Midland Humane Coalition.

It's a chance to save their lives after some have been dumped to streets, left to survive in a city with a busy and rapid growing population.

"We had a major increase in taking in those that are hurt. We, over the last month have had about six that have been taken in and boarded," said Deidra Lewis, a volunteer of West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff.
TRACE rescue, a local rescue group is taking steps to address the problem of stray dogs.

"We participate with a vet and we have all our dogs spayed and neutered so that you know, we kind of try to break that cycle," said Dan Hicks, a volunteer of TRACE Rescue.

Lewis says taking animals in to a shelter rather than leaving them to the streets, gives them not only a chance at finding a home but, also a second chance at life.

"Take them in before they get sick, before they're underweight and before they have a chance to get hurt," said Lewis.

We previously reported on boxer pups with parvo that were found in a dumpster, two of which were adopted.

"Had she been brought to us earlier, instead of you know, simple dumped, then her stay in foster homes would have been a whole lot shorter than what it was. We could have started vaccinations and she wouldn't have been so sick to start with," Lewis said.


Midland Humane Coalition Facebook page

West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff Facebook page

TRACE Rescue

The Forgotten Kitty Rescue Facebook group

CAMO Facebook page (Caring for the Animals of Midland and Odessa)



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