SPCA accepts animals from frigid Texas; adoptions urged

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GEORGETOWN — Starting Tuesday, more than 100 animals that arrived in Georgetown on emergency rescue flights from Texas will go up for adoption through the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Overall, this past weekend, BVSPCA received more than 200 animals in need: its regular intake of 90 dogs and cats from its Louisiana project Saturday, plus 125 dogs and cats via two Wings of Rescue flights from Texas on Sunday.

The Texas animals arrived at the Delaware Coastal Airport from three shelters in the Fort Worth area. Those shelters have been struggling for days without power, only limited access to water and dangerously low temperatures due to the deep freeze crippling the Lone Star State.

Wings of Rescue flights are funded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The dogs and cats went to the Animal Rescue Center and BVSPCA’s Delaware campuses in Dover, Georgetown and New Castle.

BVSPCA spokeswoman Linda Torelli said these emergency intakes are taxing the association’s resources.

“We need folks to come out to adopt if they’ve been thinking of adding a furry family member, and donations are a huge help and can be made at bvspca.org/texas-freeze,” said Ms. Torelli.

The Texas rescues go up for adoption at the Delaware campuses Tuesday.

The 90 dogs and cats in Saturday’s arrival from Louisiana were made available for adoption at the BVSPCA West Chester (Pennsylvania) Campus on Sunday.