SPCA of ETX: 'We are hoping to give abused animals a second chance at life' | Families
From the SPCA of East Texas:
The SPCA of East Texas is seeking loving and safe homes to take care of the dozens of homeless and abandoned animals that are waiting to be adopted by their forever family. “The individual love and care you provide gives these animals an opportunity to flourish,” said Deborah Tittle-Dobbs, SPCA of East Texas Board President. “Foster periods may vary from a couple of weeks to several months – but the impact on the person and pet last a lifetime.”
Being a foster parent for homeless animals is a rewarding and gratifying experience. With the extra attention and socialization, animals that are fostered are more likely to be adopted into permanent, loving homes. Thanks to volunteers, we have temporarily housed over 125 animals including dogs, cats, horses and donkeys.
For those who are unable to foster an animal, we also need donations to pay for medical bills and other expenses. In the past year, the SPCA of East Texas has taken in many starving animals, some hit by cars, tied to trees, shot, beaten, lost limbs and more. “We are hoping to give these abused animals another chance at life,” said Tittle-Dobbs.
In 2010, the SPCA of East Texas was formed by a group of concerned citizens to build and operate a regional animal services facility to provide a local shelter and animal welfare investigator. Currently, neither the city of Tyler nor Smith County has a local facility to house stray or neglected dogs for any length of time. On average 60-100 dogs from our community are euthanized each week because of the lack of a community shelter.
The SPCA of East Texas hopes to remedy this situation and is seeking private donations to build a shelter in the Tyler area. “Whether you can give a few dollars or more, any contribution to help us construct a facility is greatly appreciated. Please mail your donation to the SPCA, P.O. Box 2026, Tyler, TX, 75710.
For more information contact the SPCA of East Texas at 903-596-SPCA or 596-7722 or visit our website at www.spcaeasttx.com