Facebook group working to save East Texas animals from euthanasia | Families
A new Facebook page has been set up and is run by volunteers who want to help stop the euthanasia of animals in shelters around our area. The page is simply called, "Saving Animals from Euthanasia in Texas."
Scotti Oxford, one of the volunteers, says, "This is not a financial-driven endeavor; in fact, quite the opposite. We also aren’t interested in bashing the current animal control system, though we all agree something needs to be done. Our main goal is to get dogs out of the barn and into homes or rescues before they are euthanized every Thursday. "
"Before this page was started almost every dog brought in was euthanized. We have not had a single dog euthanized in approximately 8 weeks (minus 2 very aggressive dogs and one that had been poisoned by antifreeze). That equates to somewhere around 300 dogs saved that would have been euthanized! In fact just this week we released our new high record of 32 dogs completely emptying the facility!" Oxforda says.
If you would like to visit the group's Facebook page to see if your lost pet might be there, or to volunteer to foster or adopt or help in any way, please click here.
From the page:
All animals who have been in for 72 hrs or longer are euthanized on Tuesdays. We have until Mondays at 5pm to tag for rescue. Please email Allyson Bunce at the county at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a 501c3 wishing to help. There are no pull fees for rescue
Non 501cs & adopters may still help the Smith County Barn Animals but you will need a 501c3 to pull for you. We have a local 501c3 that will pull once your adoption is approved. To start the adoption process please fill out this form