Corpus Christi Animal Shelter Working to Reunite Families
CORPUS CHRISTI – Pets can be a source of comfort and happiness. Through hardship, their friendship is priceless.
In Corpus Christi, city employees helped find pets that went missing during the storm last week.
Timid eyes shine through the fence housing dogs still wearing their collars.
They are some of many that went missing during the hurricane evacuation process in Corpus Christi.
Employees from animal care services in Corpus Christi went out when many were staying indoors away from the rain.
“The staff here at the Corpus Christi shelter are very tired. They’ve been working long hours, but they’re still going at it,” said Captain William Broyles, who runs the animal shelter.
About 40 some pets, some strays were brought to the shelter. Broyles is keeping them longer than the usual five days.
“We got animals to save. We got animals that got to be reunited with their owners. That’s what we do,” said Broyles.
When Tiffany Ozuna walked in, she had been through a tough time. She evacuated Corpus Christi and had to leave her pets at home.
“When we came back and saw that they were missing, I was devastated,” Ozuna said.
Today, she walks back home ready to brighten the faces of her children.
“My Dezi, she’s going to jump up and down and start crying, because Sabrina, which is this one right here, that’s her dog,” said Ozuna.
Moments like these take days in the making.
“It’s fantastic!” Broyles said.
Employees at the animal care facility are hoping the tales of their many other patient pets end like this.
Some of the pets found did not have microchips. Broyles advises pet owners to make sure pets have microchips with information that’s up to date, including addresses. In case of emergencies, it could make all the difference.