Texas dogs brought to Kansas for adoption

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Texas shelter dogs are finding new homes in Kansas. Kansas shelters and animal rescue groups are going to Texas to pick up shelter dogs there so those Texas shelters have space for dogs separated from their owners by Hurricane Harvey.

The Heartland Veterinary Clinic in McPherson, with the help of K-9 Karma Animal Rescue picked up 13 dogs recently from Texas.  

Katie Sawyer and her family adopted one of the dogs. Sawyer said, "And so when I heard that they were bringing animals up from Texas, I thought, this might be a good opportunity to do my little part to help some of the people down in Texas." 

Liz Gantt is the practice manager at the Heartland Clinic. Gantt said, "We went down to take some dogs that were already in the shelter and bring them back to make room for incoming dogs, that were coming in. So these dogs were already in the shelter prior to the hurricane event. But they were in danger of being euthanized to make space for the other dogs." 

Gantt says any time you adopt a shelter animal you're saving two animals.. the one you adopted and the one you're freeing space up for.

The adoption fee is $150. Gantt said with the fee you get a dog spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, heart worm tested, DE-wormed and microchipped. 

For more information you can contact Heartland Veterinary Clinic in McPherson at (620) 241-3662.

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