A local rescue asked for the community's help saving more than 150 dogs displaced by historic snow and cold in Texas, and Colorado responded.
When historic cold and snow crippled parts of Texas last week, a Colorado organization set out to help as many dogs as it could that might otherwise have had no chance of surviving. What started as a transport of 100 moms and puppies turned into more than 150 making their way to Colorado, and Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs (MAMCO) realized it needed help.
The organization took its story to local news outlets, asking community members to donate puppy pads, linens, baby pools and other items that pregnant and nursing dogs and their puppies might need. But most importantly, MAMCO needed places for the dogs to go, and so it asked for people to apply to become fosters.
The first wave of dogs arrived Tuesday, with more than 80 additional dogs arriving Friday and even more expected to make their way to Colorado next week. MAMCO Executive Director Aron Jones told a local news station there simply are not enough rescues to handle the pet overpopulation problem in Texas, and organizations like MAMCO work to help by bringing animals to Colorado where they have a better chance of being adopted. Many of the dogs would not have survived the cold snap in Texas last week if they hadn't been transported, Jones said.
We cannot thank each and every one of you enough, from the bottom of our hearts, for the outpouring of love and...Posted by Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs on Thursday, February 18, 2021
A February 19 post on MAMCO's Facebook page said the organization had received more than 1,000 foster applications in response to its plea for help caring for the dogs. The response has been so overwhelming that the organization has had to stop accepting foster applications as it works through those it has already received.
"I never thought I would I would ever say this, but I need to have people apply to foster with other organizations," the post said. The post encourages interested foster families to apply with Brighter Days Rescue, Lola's Rescue, or Circle 2 Rescue, which it said are also helping dogs impacted by the storm and are desperately seeking fosters.
MAMCO is also accepting donations for those who want to help in other ways and noted one of the best ways to help dogs like those coming from Texas, is to make space for those new dogs by adopting a dog that is already waiting for a forever home.
The organization is a foster-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue whose mission is to provide a safe haven for pregnant and nursing dogs and their litters.
Are you one of the lucky foster families or are you waiting to adopt one of these puppies into a forever home? Let us know in the comments.