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The SPCA Shelters 57 Dogs From Waco

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Dallas (CBSDFW.com) - The Humane Society of Central Texas sent 57 dogs from the Waco area to The SPCA of Texas Thursday night. Based in Dallas, the SPCA is taking the animals in to help free up space at local shelters near the explosion.

It’s a strategy based on lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina. Many pets were shipped to agencies out of Louisiana to rescue agencies across the country, which made it difficult for families to later find them.

Animal advocates tell CBS 11 they want to make sure the local shelters around Waco are able to take in lost pets whose owners will want to find them.

“I’ve heard that there are many animals to who are on the streets and who are in need of assistance from people. So, one thing the SPCA of Texas thought is that we can offer this small thing,” said Maura Davies with the SPCA of Texas.

The animals transported to North Texas were already up for adoption in Central Texas. The SPCA of Texas is offering a 50 percent discount off the adoption fees for the dogs and cats on Saturday and Sunday at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Rd. in McKinney. Those shelters are open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m.

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