132 dogs and cats arrive in Wisconsin from 'overcrowded' Texas shelter

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Humane Society

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- More than 130 animals from Texas arrived at the Crites Field airport in Waukesha Tuesday, June 1, as part of an effort to find new homes for 91 dogs and 41 cats.

The animals first journeyed from an overcrowded shelter in Texas to the Humane Society of Tulsa in Oklahoma, according to the Wisconsin Humane Society, where they were vaccinated, behaviorally assessed, tested for heartworm and quarantined before the flight. 

The animals will be welcomed by the Wisconsin Humane Society, Elmbrook Humane Society, Shawano County Humane Society, Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, Eau Claire County Humane Association, Humane Society of Jefferson County, South Wood County Humane Society, Coulee Region Humane Society, Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, and Lakeshore Humane Society.

“We’re so grateful to all the shelters participating in this massive effort, the BISSELL Pet Foundation, as well as the community that supports this lifesaving work” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at the Wisconsin Humane Society. “We should all be proud that Wisconsin is truly a beacon of hope for animals in need, and it’s an honor to work with our partners to make these second chances happen.”

The Wisconsin Humane Society says the dogs will become available for adoption over the coming days at the shelters participating in the transfer, and the cats will be available at the Wisconsin Humane Society's locations. 

For more information, visit the shelters' websites or social media pages.

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