SPCA of East Texas helps community on 'International Homeless Pet Day'

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POSTED: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 5:10pm

UPDATED: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:45am

August 16th marks "International Homeless Pet Day".  A day where the focus is to raise awareness about the millions of animals that end up on the streets or in shelters across the globe, and here at home. 

KETK spoke with a volunteer from the SPCA, Luci Davis, who said, "We have a severe animal overpopulation problem in Smith County and in East Texas. and when you adopt a dog from the SPCA, you're saving a life". So put your best paw forward. The local SPCA is doing their best to find forever homes for the neglected cats and dogs in East Texas. So far in 2014, they have already adopted 209 dogs. 

Today the Water Park at the Villages is helping the organization raise money. Betty Edwards, the SPCA Events Coordinator, said, "This is the third year they've done this for us, they're donating a portion of their proceeds to day to the SPCA to help us, help the homeless animals in Tyler and Smith County". The funds raised will go towards animal care and contribute to the construction of a new shelter in Tyler. Edwards shared, "We have land that was donated on Grande Blvd. and we're just in the process of trying to raise the funds and start breaking ground". 

However, the goal across the world is simple; to save homeless animals. 

If you would like to donate to the East Texas SPCA, adopt, or foster an animal, click here: http://spcaeasttx.com/ . 

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