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16 Special Needs Pets Are Days From Being Euthanized Til Rescuers Step In To Save Them All

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Hurricane Harvey left dozens of displaced animals who needed somewhere to go. As shelters in Texas filled up, many had to find room to house new animals. Sadly, some had to resort to euthanizing them.

Sixteen shelter pets, many elderly and with special needs, were moments away from being euthanized when Toby Wisneski of Leave No Paw Behind in Sherman Oaks, California, stepped in to save them all. She wasn’t going to let to let these 11 dogs and five cats die.

Leave No Paw Behind, along with Wings of Rescue, saved all of the animals by taking them to California. “There are a couple that probably need ongoing treatment, but that’s something that we manage all of the time,” the animals’ veterinarian explained.

All of the cats and dogs are now up for adoption and looking for forever homes.

“We have a program where we put a lot of our dogs into forever foster and that means that you can basically keep them forever,” Toby said. “You can love them, you can call them your own, you don’t have to worry about us ever taking them back — we’re going to continue to pay for their medical care.”

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If you’re looking to help the victims of the recent hurricanes, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these eight ways you can lend a hand.

Footage provided by KTLA Los Angeles

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