Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Will Lead Rescue Effort to Save Homeless Dogs from Texas After Severe Winter Storms
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Flight is Part of “Texas Relief” Mission to Save Hundreds of At-Risk Shelter Pets
WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (March 2, 2021) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is leading the effort to rescue 70 dogs as a result of the recent severe winter storms in Texas. Peggy Adams is coordinating this transfer flight with Wings of Rescue and Austin Pets Alive! - the two organizations that have taken the lead in Texas in managing the rescue of animals most at risk. The dogs are expected to arrive Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. at Jet Aviation (1515 Perimeter Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406).
The dogs on the flight are all fully vetted and health certificated. While most of the dogs in this rescue will go to Peggy Adams (3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409), some will also go to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967). While at both shelters, all dogs will be evaluated and receive any follow-up medical care needed before being placed up for adoption. The rescued dogs are expected to be a variety of medium to large breeds and various ages.
According to Austin Pets Alive!, without this transport, there certainly would have been an increase in euthanasia due to lack of space in several of these shelters. Even though the rescue groups in Texas are working
around-the-clock to make sure the animals are provided the best care, many of the Texas shelters are open air and did not have the infrastructure to deal with the winter storm and freezing temperatures. Many shelters suffered power outages, and some are still without water.
The need for foster volunteers for this rescue flight is urgent! For those interested in helping this rescue effort, specific foster volunteer requirements are required and include: the ability to take a dog for a minimum of two full weeks; the room to foster a medium to large breed dog; foster parents must not have any other dogs in their home; foster parents must agree that they will not allow their foster dog to be around any other dogs for two weeks; and foster parents must commit to a 14-day quarantine period in their home.
This flight is funded by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Wings of Rescue is flying in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the spirits company’s Vodka for Dog People program who are long standing disaster relief partners of the organization.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 35,000 animals each year.
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit PeggyAdams.org
About the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County:
HSVB is a non-profit independently operated shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida. The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is dedicated to helping and protecting the animals of Indian River County and assisting owners with keeping pets in their home. For more information, please visit HSVB.org or call 772.388.3331.
About Austin Pets Alive!:
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division. A leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city, APA! has saved over 90,000 lives since 2008. To learn more about APA!, visit austinpetsalive.org
About Wings of Rescue:
Wings of Rescue is a donation-based charity flying large scale transports of at-risk shelter pets from overcrowded shelters and disaster areas to shelters where there is empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by the flights. Founded in 2012, Wings of Rescue utilizes volunteer pilots flying rescue missions in their own planes as well as chartered cargo planes to “Let the Fur Fly.” Since inception, more than 40,000 pets have flown to safety. To donate, please visit: Wings of Rescue and Facebook.
You can track the flight by visiting flightaware.com and entering the tail number: BYA411. Photos of the transfer will be available upon request and this rescue will be shared on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/PeggyAdamsARL
Media Contact: Cara MacVane
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis
Email; (Office) 561.472.8845 / (Cell/Text) 267.767.8159