Pets Displaced By Austin Floods Find Foster Homes
After severe storms flooded the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) in Austin, Texas, dozens of cats and dogs were displaced and in need of somewhere to stay.
However, these pooches and kitties were in luck when the community stepped in to foster them.
"We had over 211 foster applications and over 80 animals went to foster care that night," Amanda Potter-Laycock, marketing manager at Austin Pets Alive, said.
The incredible turnout was thanks to a post that the no-kill shelter put on it's Facebook page.
Between 4:30 pm (the time that the shelter started flooding) and 9 pm, over 50 dogs and 30 cats were safe and dry in a foster home.
"It was pretty incredible how many people lined up," Potter-Laycock said. "We got so many animals out in a short amount of time."
Most of the animals were able to return to TLAC a few days later after the water had receded and the building was safe. However, some animals found love in their foster homes.
"Some people who came to pick them up on Monday ended up falling in love a little bit, and have decided to help them stay in a home until they're adopted," Potter-Laycock said.
Potter-Laycock also said that at least two foster families have put in applications to adopt the animals that they were fostering.
H/T Huffington Post