Austin Pets Alive! | A Picture of Transport Success: Tonto

Aug 29, 2023
For 10 months, Tonto sat overlooked in a crowded shelter in an isolated part of West Texas, where the human population counts at 9,000 and the nearest vet is 90 miles away.  The longer he sat, and the more crowded the shelter got and the greater risk there was of Tonto facing euthanasia.  But Tonto’s fate changed when APA!’s transport team, the Texas shelter, and Underground Dog, a local rescue, teamed up. Together we got Tonto on a flight up to Boise Bully Rescue in Boise, Idaho, where Tonto was quickly adopted by a wonderful family. Tonto is one of 2,460 pets whose lives were saved through our transport program in 2022. Fun fact: Tonto’s tongue permanently sticks out for a constant “blep” look

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