Non-profit animal rescue gets health certificate

Saving Animal Lives 24/7 allows dogs and cats to find a home in Colorado

VICTORIA, Texas — On Wednesday, September 9th, Saving Animal Lives 24/7 received their health certificate at the animal hospital on Main street. Stray animals in south Texas are getting euthanized, as shelters continue to get full in this area. Founder of Saving Animal Lives 24/7, Megan Driver helps these strays get adopted faster. She holds them, until they are transported to Colorado, where they have stricter pet laws.

According to Driver, people there are more educated about pet ownership because they are more responsible. This rescue organization is often referred to as a relocation program because the animals are seen there before crossing state lines.

“Here in our local area, the Crossroads, really in the state of Texas. Mainly in South Texas. We have a very high euthanasia rate and over pet population. So we have animals locally in Victoria, Edna, Cuero, Goliad. All shelters are constantly full and euthanizing. Not only old dogs, hurt dogs, but puppies because we have way too many. In Colorado, they do not have this because they have responsible pet owners, stricter laws. People are more educated when it comes to owning pets and we think that that’s really important. So relocating them to Colorado, where there’s not an over pet population is the ultimate goal, their forever happiness,” she said.

One of the volunteers, Sherry Sparkas, who helps foster them says she really appreciates the results that the rescue provides for the animals. Sparkas said, “I finally decided it was time for me to volunteer. I help with cleaning, feeding, and stuff in the mornings. I see a lot of dogs going, getting homes, getting fosters, getting adopted. And that’s really awesome. ”

The foundation of this relocation program allows the animals to eventually find their homes.

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