Springfield Animal Shelter Saves Texas Animals


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Dakin Humane Society has rescued 16 animals from a shelter in El Paso, Texas due to overpopulation.

More than 350 animals at El Paso Animal Services were sent to animal welfare organizations in California, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Massachusetts on July 2. Dakin Humane Society staff members recovered 9 dogs and 7 kittens and cats from a plane that took them from El Paso to Morristown, New Jersey.

“Dakin is a member of a New England Animal Welfare Coalition, and another coalition shelter told us about this situation and asked if we could help. Given the need for fast and safe transportation, we have joined forces with other shelters to help these animals in the north.

Fortunately, we have the capacity to take care of and relocate them, and we have a community that is eager and looking to adopt. While animal overpopulation is no longer a problem in the northeast, in other parts of the country it’s a different story, with far too many family-friendly animals and not enough adopters for them. .

Partnering with other shelters is essential for animal welfare. Sometimes the challenges we face in trying to meet the needs of animals can be overwhelming. By working with like-minded organizations, we are all able to meet these challenges and create meaningful and lasting impact. “

Dakin Executive Director Carmine DiCenso

If you are interested in adopting rescued animals, you can check Dakin Humane Society website for availability and updates.

The cost of transporting the animals from Texas was covered by the BISSELL Pet Foundation.


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