FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Humane Society of North Texas has taken in hundreds off pets displaced by this month’s barrage of inclement weather.
Tornadoes, floods and constant rains have destroyed the pet’s homes and left them out on the streets. And with no end in sight of stormy conditions, the shelter is struggling to care for the animals in need.
“Unfortunately it will get worse before it gets better, and that’s why we are calling on the community to help us,” said HSNT spokesperson Whitney Hanson.
The organization has taken in about 90 animals daily from Fort Worth. That number is up from the 60 daily they normal take. Making matters worse they have enacted an emergency plan where they have had to take all adoptable pets from the cities of Weatherford and Mansfield; bringing them to shelter on Lancaster Avenue.
“It’s going to be a very heart breaking situation if floods continue to swell and more animals are displaced,” explained Hanson.
In order to alleviate the issue Hanson and other animal advocates have urged community members to adopt. Euthanizing strays is a possible, albeit sad option should the shelters stay over capacity.
“We never take those decisions lightly,” said Hanson.
The HSNT will host an adoption event this weekend where people can adopt an animal for $20.
“I think it’s really sad and I think anybody that tries to save an animal is a really good person,” said Holly Collier, who adopted a puppy.
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