In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from Bakken Paws in Dickinson rushed down to Texas to rescue 40 animals.
Now they’re all safe in a shelter in Richardton, and waiting for new homes.
Bakken Paws volunteer, Stephanie Arthaud, is glad to have these Texas natives in North Dakota.
” There were a lot dogs being euthanized due to overpopulation. Our plan was to bring 30, we ended up with 40. We have 23 puppies and 17 adult dogs,” said Arthaud.
With shelters being overcrowded, many didn’t have the resources to care for the animals, but here in North Dakota they are getting their tummies filled, stretching their legs, and getting the proper care they need.
“Before we brought them back to North Dakota, we made sure they were all updated on vaccinations and deworming, and we started them on a very high quality dog food, said Arthaud.
Of the 40 animals that were rescued, 19 are now being cared for in foster homes, and the remaining animals will find foster homes by the end of the week.
“The foster home has up to a month to decide if the puppy or adult dog is right for that family, If not, we will put them in a different foster home until they are adopted,” said Arthaud.
Arthaud said anyone interested in fostering or adopting one of the animals can fill out an application with Bakken Paws.