Hundreds of animals arrive in North Texas on Tuesday from the Gulf Coast.
The SPCA of Texas in McKinney received approximately 265 dogs and cats from the Louisiana SPCA and Humane Society of South Mississippi.
The shelter already has about 100 animals available for adoption. To make way for the newly arriving animals, the shelter is extending its hours from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, also cutting the adoption rate in half until August 31st.
Adoption fees will start at $25 and vary depending on the type and age of the animal.
When the Gulf Coast animals arrive, they’ll be evaluated, spayed/neutered and microchipped before they will be available for adoption.
The McKinney shelter is helping shelters along the Gulf Coast as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac.
“We’re just trying to do our part and help them get as many animals out of there as possible, so that they can make room for all the animals that are going to be most affected by the storm who may be lost or displaced or separated from their families,” said Communications Specialist Lacey Ball with the SPCA of Texas.
The transport vans arrived just after 7 a.m.
If you are unable to adopt an animal, the shelter is asking for financial assistance to help cover the cost of housing the additional animals. Donate online at www.spca.org/tropicalstormisaac.