Local Group Saving Lives of Injured Animals 12/22/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
December 22, 2012
Midland - A west Texas group is going above and beyond to save animals in the Permian Basin.
The group works to get veterinary care for stray or hurt animals that otherwise might not survive.
They take in injured animals that don't have a place to call home, left to roam the streets and nurse them back to health. What started as a grass roots movement...has caught on to something much bigger.
A kitten named Elvis was born with twisted legs.
"He was one of our major projects," Deidra Lewis, with Furry Friends Have Feelings Too said.
Elvis is one of 50 animals Lewis and Kelsey Kuhrt are helping through their group Furry Friends Have Feelings Too.
Whether the animal was hit by a car or their owner can't afford veterinary care, they say there is no case too big. But even beyond the animals health, their goal is to find any and all animals a forever home.
"We help anywhere from strays to owners that need help," Kuhrt said. "We can get them the veterinary care they need."
Kuhrt says it all started on Facebook. Their group quickly grew to more than 1200 members.
"More and more people began to hear about it. We put things on CraigsList and got big case animals that needed help," she said.
She says it's become their mission to ensure no animal ever has to go to the pound.
"It gives animals a second chance that normally a stray dog wouldn't get," Kuhrt said.
Once these animals are in the care of Furry Friends, they'll never have to spend another night on the streets.
The group takes donations and hold fundraisers to come up with the money to care for the animals. They also will find temporary or permanent homes for the animals.
Furry Friends Have Feelings too is always taking donations and looking for temporary and permanent homes for their animals.
If you're interested, you can contact them at: 432-520-8387.