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Area non-profits plan shelters for dogs belonging to homeless

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 20:20:19-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Right now, a plan is being put into place to provide shelter for animals during this weekend’s cold temperatures.

The plan is a collaboration between Furever United Rescue, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Salvation Army, and Animal Care, to provide rescue, heat, food, and vaccinations for animals for the next few days.

It's for people like Tyrone Ackridge who is homeless, and his dog, Hound.

Since homeless shelters won’t allow dogs, a heated box trailer will be provided for them until next Wednesday.

Even so, it doesn’t sound Tyrone and Hound want to be apart.

"Even though it’s going to be cold this weekend, Hound ain’t going nowhere’s. He keeps me warm. I keep him warm," said Tyrone.

Margaret Obregon is with Furever United Rescue.

She says they contacted Animal Care to see how much they would have available this weekend.

"And they said unfortunately they’re down to 5 or 6 kennels because they’re trying to keep kennels open because of the strays that are going to be out there," said Obregon.

Connie Bowen, president of Furever United Rescue says the Salvation Army will help transport the dogs to the trailer beginning Sunday, if needed.

Each dog will get a collar with all their information on it, so they can be identified later, by their owner.
So on Sunday, Valentines Day, the animals will be brought to a heated box trailer parked at Animal Care on Holly.

50-60 dogs will get fed and vaccinated before their owners have to claim them Wednesday, February 17th.
Late Friday afternoon, Furever United Rescue informed us Gulf Coast Humane Society has made room for the dogs at their facility.

So the heated trailer shelter will be available on an as-needed basis.