Since the creation of Missouri City’s new animal shelter in the fall of 2013, the assistance provided to the city’s lost and homeless animals has been provided in many interesting and creative ways, many of which were the result of the tireless work the city’s dedicated animal control officers provide. One prime example of a creative and strategic animal rescue occurred this May, when Missouri City staff was able to partner with two dog friendly volunteer agencies to rescue a homeless, broken-legged husky who was found within city limits.
Toward the end of May, Missouri City animal control officers found a friendly husky wandering around with a broken leg. Despite his injury, the dog showed no signs of timidity and jumped right into the animal control vehicle.
Staff and animal shelter volunteers quickly appealed to local husky, sled dog and Eskimo dog rescues to seek treatment for the dog’s broken leg, which, despite its severity, had not brought the cheerful dog’s spirit down. A group in Carrollton named the Texas Husky Rescue offered to help the dog, but it was unable to provide a means of transportation.
“We immediately sent out pleas through social media and personal contacts looking for transportation for the dog,” Missouri City Animal Control Supervisor Juan Acevedo said. “After hours of searching, miraculously Pilots N’ Paws, a group of private pilots that fly dogs to rescues, agreed to fly the husky to Carrolton over the weekend.”
Missouri City Animal Control Officer Richard Perez delivered the dog to the Arcola Airport early one Saturday morning, where the husky was flown by Pilots N’ Paws to his new home in Carrollton. The dog received a new name, Red, was treated and put up for adoption.
Residents interested in visiting the Missouri City Animal Shelter, can contact Acevedo via phone at 281-403-8707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.