ROBSTOWN, Texas — After a Kingsville family fell homeless during the pandemic they were forced to give up their two retrievers that had been in the family for eight years.
The dogs ended up at the Kingsville Animal Control, with limited time, officials say.
That’s when local animal advocate and volunteer rescue coordinator for Nueces County Animal Services, Lisa Bockholt, stepped in and set out on a mission to find a place for these two dogs to go.
“I reached out to my rescue partners with the news, several wanted to help and then one came forward with a plan for the dogs,” said Bockholt.
Bockholt then coordinated getting the two dogs, Bailey and Ginger, transported to a local veterinarian and put them on a plane to fly to their temporary foster home in Athens, Texas.
The pilot is a volunteer himself, with the Pilots and Paws Organization. Eventually, the two dogs will be then placed together in a permanent loving forever home by their rescue, Chicagoland Lab’s.
“Rescue can be stressful at times but it’s times like this that make it all worth it”, said Bockholt.
For more information on how you can help shelter dogs in our area contact South Texas Shelter Dogs at (410) 608-2195.