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Dogs rescued from Texas winter storm arrive at Loxahatchee Grove shelter

Big Dog Ranch Rescue to send more aid to the Lone Star state
Dogs rescued from the Texas winter storms arrive at Loxahatchee Grove shelter.
Posted at 7:41 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 12:11:48-05

LOXAHATCHEE GROVE, Fla. — 79 dogs and puppies arrived Wednesday morning at Big Dog Ranch Rescue around 8 a.m. The dogs were rescued from shelters and rescues from Texas plagued with busted water pipes and no electricity.

The animal rescue plans four more missions to Texas in the near future.

"As soon as we get our team rested and turned around we will go again," said President and Founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue Lauree Simmons.

“As people, and the shelters, recover from lack of electricity, food and water they are being hit with astronomical electric bills. On top of all this Texas already had the most crowded shelters in the country and more owner surrenders are on the way as a result of the disaster. We will continue our missions to Texas to help our neighbors until they can see their way out of this dark cloud,” said Simmons.

The Texas dogs will spend around two weeks in quarantine and one week receiving medical treatments then they will be available for adoption. People interested in adopting the canines can apply on Big Dog's website.