Bastrop non-profit rescues animals impacted by Harvey

Volunteers from a Bastrop organization just got back from Victoria, Texas where they rescued more than 100 dogs.

Volunteers from the Bastrop-based organization Wags, Hope and Healing are just getting back from Victoria, where there they rescued animals impacted by flooding from Harvey. 

One of the lucky animals is named Texas. He's a spunky red dachshund who appreciates a good treat. On Thursday, he was walking around wagging his tail - but just a few days ago, he was fighting for his life. 

"We found him on the side of the road with some pretty significant head trauma," Wags, Hope and Healing founder Jennifer Carroll said. "He was on a street that was flooding, so we got him out of the water and rushed him to vet. He was paralyzed." 

Texas has made a full recovery thanks to Wags, Hope and Healing volunteers. However, some still need help. 

"The neighborhood we were working in just was flooding quickly and yet there's animals out and there were quite a few animals on chains," Carroll said. "Some of them had been outside through the hurricane, clearly had infections and were in pretty bad shape."  

Layla was one of them. 

"She came in with a burn," Carroll said. "It could be, I suspect, probably chemical."

Now, she's now being treated. In total, volunteers rescued more than 100 animals, including dogs, chickens and even a pig. They left the majority of the animals with Victoria Animal Control, bringing only the pit bulls and injured dogs home to their Bastrop headquarters. 

"All the dogs we saw and picked up were logged into the animal shelter with pictures, cross streets, addresses," Carroll said. "We included all the information that we can find so we can reunite them with owners." 

The goal is to get the pets back to their owners while nursing the ones that need it back to health before finding them a happy home. 

If you'd like to learn more about Wags, Hope and Healing click here.

 

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