After the wrath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, a lot of the city got destroyed and many families and residents were left scrambling.
Unfortunately many dogs got left behind, including dogs that were already in the shelter system in Houston, and also many dogs were being given away by families whose homes got destroyed during the storm.
Thankfully a Canadian organization called Redemption Paws made the 36-hour drive to Texas with six volunteers and three vans, and rescued over 30 dogs.
Redemption Paws is an organization that goes to areas affected by natural disasters to help rescue groups find homes for dogs in safer areas.
This Canadian organization was able to make the trip to Houston thanks to donations made on a gofundme page.
After they were rescued they were driven over to Stouffville Ont. Monday morning to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. From here OSPCA will quarantine the dogs for 10 to 14 days where they will assess them, provide them with any veterinary care, and then they will be ready for adoption.
A great variety of dogs were rescued in this mission from Great Danes, Dalmatians to Chihuahuas, mixed-breed dogs, and a lot of Labradors.
Redemption Paws took in a lot of dogs that were probably less likely to get adopted, with many of these dogs being of older age and some of them also having special needs and disabilities.
If you’d like to do your part, Redemption Paws is still accepting donations in their gofundme page to get leashes, collars, crates and more.
You are also able to give these furry friends a second chance by adopting them! Just go to the Redemption Paws Facebook page for an online application form.