30 Lives Saved From Overcrowded TX Shelters

Rescued by: Archangel Animal Network in Frisco, TX

Update: 28 Shelter Dogs Find Their Happy Ever Afters

28 shelter dogs, once facing euthanasia as “Code Red” cases at Fort Worth Animal Care & Control in Texas, have embarked on new journeys, thanks to the generous support of the Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project. We are thrilled to share their heartwarming stories as they transition into their happily ever afters!

Living Smurfy Ever After: See the heartwarming transformations of these urgent shelter dogs from Fort Worth Animal Care & Control in Texas, who were recently rescued by the Archangel Animal Network, all made possible by the Smurfy Ever After Animal Rescue Project. Your purchases and donations have saved these pups, giving them a fresh start where they can truly thrive!

Pepper, now living on several lush acres in WA, has found a loyal friend in his new two-legged, 18-month-old brother. They're inseparable and living their best life!

Meet Iris, once an emaciated mom abandoned on the streets of Texas with her two pups. She's now thriving and gaining weight, with 20 pounds added, in the loving care of her foster family in Oregon. Iris is ready for adoption through ARK Pet Rescue in Newberg, OR, and one of her pups is also seeking a forever home through ARK Pet Rescue.

Today, 30 beautiful and deserving shelter dogs were given a life-saving ticket to a long and wonderful journey! Hailing from Fort Worth Animal Care & Control in Fort Worth, Texas (a high-intake municipal shelter with 1,000+ animals in its care), an array of adorable dogs and puppies, each with their unique personalities, eagerly loaded up on a rescue transport bus. Their destination? A new chapter of hope and happiness in Washington and Oregon. This initiative is extremely meaningful, as it aims to address the unfortunate reality of Texas ranking #1 in animal euthanizations due to pet overpopulation.

Many of these dogs already have adopters eagerly waiting to welcome them into their homes. The rest will find loving families through the tireless efforts of the Pacific Northwest rescue partners. By relocating these pups to regions with lower pet overpopulation, Archangel Animal Network Dog and their rescue partners are granting them a second chance at life.

This transport alone saved many of these dogs from a heartbreaking fate - the very real risk of euthanasia, simply because the daily intake of unwanted animals at this municipal shelter far exceeds adoptions and rescues. Through the Smurfy Ever After Rescue Project, Archangel Animal Network and their receiving partners are working to address this crisis and provide these dogs with a chance at finding loving homes and a brighter future.

If you're looking to adopt, here is a list of the receiving rescues that are welcoming the dogs from this transport, and who partner year-round to accept dogs from this shelter - and many other southern shelters - via monthly transports:

The Smurfy Ever After Rescue Project is helping this incredible organization's team to provide rescue & healing:

In Texas alone, over 200,000 shelter animals face euthanasia due to overpopulation every year, but AAN is making a difference. As of August 2023, Archangel Animal Network has sent 4,600+ dogs (and some kitties, too) on rescue transport since 2019 to rescues in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Northeast, where these 'unwanted' animals find loving, forever homes.

Delia's efficient approach ensures that every donated penny goes directly towards funding the cross-country rescue transports. AAN relies on event fundraisers (5%) and individual donors (95%) to fund their vital operations. Their success has transformed the lives of countless animals and uplifted shelter staff morale. Rescue transport will not solve the pet overpopulation crisis, but for the many animals who receive a second chance and get to live happily ever after, it IS truly life changing.

For information on Archangel Animal Network, follow their ongoing efforts on Facebook.

As AAN continues to grow, Delia's goal is to find more Northern receiving rescue partners and secure corporate sponsorships and grant funding. With greater support, more transports can be conducted, and more lives can be saved.