Nearly 100 Animals Rescued From Austin To Boston After Winter Storm

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two of the largest animal shelters in Massachusetts are taking in dozens of animals from shelters in Texas that were overwhelmed after the recent storm.

Teams from the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem and MSPCA Angell in Boston were expected to return from Texas on Friday, with almost 100 dogs and cats who are about to call Massachusetts home.

The heavy winter weather that hit Texas last week left millions without power, and animal shelters were among those impacted.

According to Mike Kylie, interim director at the Northeast Animal Shelter and adoption director at MSCPA Angell, that's why teams from Massachusetts went down there.

"We embarked on a journey at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, we arrived in Austin [Texas] on Wednesday night," he said. "Our team got a much needed rest overnight, loaded up animals on Thursday, and are currently on their way back to Northeast Animal Shelters with about 100 animals."

Kylie said these dogs and cats will be ready for adoption soon, if you want to help care for one of the new Texas imports, go to

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: Carl Stevens/Twitter/Northeast Animal Shelter)

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