CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Finding a forever home for many animals who stay at area shelters can be a challenge.
Volunteers with the animal rescue group Another Chance RFT work very hard to complete that mission.
On August 7, 2019, the group was able to find forever homes for a total of 1,000 dogs!
Our Action 10 news team spoke to the group organizer who says they are ready for the next one thousand and many more to come.
Tana Neel saw the need for dogs at the Aransas County Animal Shelter to find forever homes and in 2016 Another Chance RFT was created.
The facility is not a no-kill shelter but with the help of hard-working volunteers, the euthanization rates have declined.
“It's great to know that a 1,000 dogs have left here that probably be dead if we hadn't been here working with them and that's just a fact,” says Neel.
Volunteers play a crucial role in finding these four-legged friends homes and they want to educate pet owners to spay and neuter your dogs.
“You know if they are spayed and neutered then that dogs don't have to go down,” says volunteer Jen Joslin.
Tana Neel says her team does the best they can and are willing to go above and beyond to find these dogs good homes and some dogs are transported to Washington, Montana, to even Canada.
“We try and get them adopted we get them to rescues no-kill shelters and then once we do that we get them to the vet, we do all the vetting spayed and neutered all their shots and then we transport them to the rescues or to shelters, and we'll go all over the country wherever we can find a good place we will take them,” says Neel.
The non-profit says they are always in need of volunteers.
If you would like to become a volunteer check out this link.