Austin Pets Alive seeking fosters for cats in hurricane’s path
Shelter takes in cats in hurricane path
Austin Pets Alive is asking the community to help save the lives of over 30 cats and kittens being transported from two Texas shelters in the path of Hurricane Ida. Twenty-five cats and up to seven litters of nursing cats and their kittens are in need of fosters.
One of the shelters in the path of the storm houses cats in two portable metal
buildings that proved insufficient to withstand the high winds during past hurricanes. The aftermath of hurricanes in this area can mean two weeks without water, power, and air conditioning. And just like a car on a hot summer day, the temperatures inside these metal buildings can reach deadly levels when operating without air conditioning.
“We are seeking foster homes and monetary donations to care for the cats and kittens most at-risk of being affected by Hurricane Ida,” said Austin Pets Alive CEO Ellen Jefferson. “If you are available to donate for medical care or foster one of these nursing cats and her kittens, or one of the other evacuee animals, you will be saving lives.”
Courtesy Austin Pets Alive
Ceremony set for new school
Walnut Springs Elementary, 113 Tiger Lane, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the front entrance.
The new campus will be celebrated with a brief program and tours.
For more information: dsisdtx.us.
Courtesy of Dripping Springs school district
WWII VETERANS’ BIRTHDAYS
World War II veteran Rodger T. Wiley of Austin turned 94 on Sunday.
We print birthdays for World War II veterans from Central Texas on Sundays. Email the name, birth date and current hometown to email@example.com.