(VIEW LIST / SLIDESHOW) BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – When tornadoes struck Oklahoma on May 20, it was a death sentence to dogs already in shelters there even though they were safe from the storm. There was even more ‘collateral damage’ than one could imagine and it was in the form of these precious pups hoping for homes. The influx of displaced and lost animals from the storm meant death by euthanasia for those previously already on death row, in order to make room in the shelters for the new arrivals found after the storm hit.
Enter Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Florida. This small, private shelter with little funds but huge heart stepped up to save as many as they could. Sending 2 rescue vans and six employees on a 22 hour journey, they rescued 80 animals from 4 different ‘kill shelters’ there and brought them back to the no-kill shelter in Boca Raton.
Now safe for life, the 16 cats and kittens and 64 dogs and puppies are being processed, vetted, treated if need be, and getting ready for their close-ups with potential adopters. Most will be available for adoption by next Wednesday, June 5. Right now, the shelter is bustling with activity and there are animals in every nook and cranny as they make room for the Oklahoma refugees who were so lucky to be saved by this amazing shelter.
Tri County Humane Society is located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The no-kill shelter rescues hundreds of animals each year and does it all without any government funding, so donations are most appreciated always and especially now. To donate or adopt, call (561) 482-8110 or visit their website at http://tricountyhumane.org/.
**If you are interested in adopting, please visit the shelter IN PERSON, with your drivers license and proof of current address, to fill out an adoption application. Please also bring in your current pets’ veterinary records showing that they are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccines. No dogs will be released until they are vetted and cleared but you can be put on a list for the dog of your choice and notified when it’s up for adoption in a few days.
Most of all, the shelter needs funds, so donate if you can. Tri County is also in need of dry PUPPY food, old towels, blankets, etc and volunteer dog walkers.
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DUKE, aka “Mr. Big” was a lap dog allll the way to Florida in the rescue van. There were no crates big enough for him, plus he’s a gentle, mannerly boy so he was allowed to ride like a human!
Big boy Duke again….riding shotgun in the rescue van allll the way to Florida. He’s such a calm, mannerly, gentle big guy…can you give him a home? Call the shelter to adopt or donate (561) 482-8110 or stop in at Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton.
Lucky rescued dog
This little dog was on death row in Oklahoma before Tri County Humane Society of Boca Raton, Florida came to his rescue. After a long journey to the no-kill shelter, he’ll be up for adoption in days.
Abigail and her kittens
Sweet Abigail and her kittens were in an Oklahoma kill shelter before the storm hit and would’ve been euthanized to make room for the animals lost in the tornado
Arrival in Oklahoma….2 cargo rescue vans and 6 employees made the journey from South Florida to Oklahoma to rescue animals that were already in shelters before the tornado hit, and would have been euthanized to make room for those displaced by the storm.
Lucky fluffy dogs
These two cuties were among the 80 animals saved in Oklahoma. They came from one of the four municipal kill shelters that needed to make room for the tornado victims.
Tri County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter that runs solely on donations and fundraisers, stepped up to rescue Oklahoma dogs and they scrambled to make room in their bustling shelter.
Florida arrival from Oklahoma
After a 22 hour drive to Oklahoma, collecting 80 animals from 4 kill shelters and a 34 hour drive back (including stops to walk the dogs), the tired TCHS crew arrives at the Boca shelter with the lucky dogs and cats saved
Of the 80 animals rescued, 16 were cats or kittens. These lucky felines didn’t enjoy the long ride with all those dogs in the vans, but they’re now SAFE at no-kill shelter Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Florida
Sick baby, rescued
This poor sick dog was one of the 80 rescued and he’ll receive the best medical care now that he’s safe at Tri County Humane Society. The shelter needs your donations to help these precious lives saved..donate if you can!
PUPPIES! Yes, among the 80 animals saved from euthanization in Oklahoma were many puppies who will now have wonderful lives in loving homes. THANK YOU, Tri County! Adopt or donate (561) 482-8110
Macadamia Nut, 2
Macadamia Nut…this tiny boy must have had a leg injury at some point that healed itself. It’s a bit weak but he does just fine with it, and would prefer to be in your lap, anyway! Ask to meet this cutie at TCHS, or donate to help him and all the OK rescues!
This special little Chihuahua boy is being called ‘Macadamia Nut’ and he’s not much bigger than one! He loves belly rubs and needs to be a lap dog alllll day long. He’s tiny, gentle and loving as can be. Ask to meet him at the shelter!
This little dude had a rough week of Oklahoma shelter life on death row, a 34 hour van ride, and now a new shelter in Florida. He’s a bit frightened but really sweet if you’re patient with him, and he’s in need of a soft place to land. Your lap?
Cutie from Oklahoma
Can you resist these eyes? Nope, didn’t think so. This sweet, gentle dog was on death row in OK but thanks to Tri County, it’s now SAFE and will find a loving home..how about with YOU? Stop in for a meet and greet, or donate if you can to help these precious Oklahoma refugees.