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Published on April 24, 2024
Boston's MSPCA-Angell Joins Forces with National Groups to Rescue 25 Texas Dogs from Failed ShelterSource: Google Street View

Big-hearted Bostonians to the rescue again, taking in a pack of pooches in peril from the Lone Star state. More than two dozen dogs from a busted Texas rescue operation found a new lease on life thanks to the MSPCA-Angell, American Humane, and Bissell Pet Foundation, who all banded together to give these needy canines a shot at a brighter future. According to a statement by the MSPCA, the 25 dogs, mostly large breeds like Pit Bulls and Labrador Retrievers, were saved from a spiraling situation and flown to safety, landing at Hanscom Field in Bedford yesterday.

The vice president of Animal Protection at the MSPCA-Angell, Mike Keiley, told the organization that the involved Texas rescue operation hit a dead end, leaving the dogs to endure neglect but proving once again that when push comes to shove, there are still those who step up for our furry friends. Keiley also mentioned the current crisis of overflowing animal shelters across the nation, outlining the difficulty in securing transport for larger breeds as most shelters are already stretched thin. Nonetheless, the MSPCA, faced with their own capacity woes, managed to make room following their successful "Ready, Set, Dog!" adoptathon, which rehomed 135 dogs in a single week.

The adoption surge couldn't have come at a better time, according to MSPCA, which says adoption events like these are critical to their mission, letting them help national partners as well as hometown heroes in the animal rescue scene. Despite the success, Keiley underscored the daunting nature of these operations, praising his staff's relentless effort in welcoming new dogs and finding homes for those in their care without a moment's hesitation, a sentiment extending to their invaluable volunteers, and now they're calling on the community for another round of support as these 25 new tail-waggers will soon need forever homes after their mandated quarantines and any necessary medical attention.

These dogs, ranging in age from 12 weeks to 10 years old, have been divvied up among the MSPCA's four adoption centers, ready for a fresh start, but the cost of care for these pooches is expected to hit around $5,000, and the MSPCA is seeking donations to help lighten the load, showcasing the never-ending cycle of need and compassion that are the hallmarks of animal rescue endeavors. Those interested in aiding this cause can contribute at, with updates on the dogs' statuses set to be shared on MSPCA's social outlets.