'Nobody forgot the animals': How Austin put lost, rescued pets before themselves in a crisis
Shelter workers in Austin rescued hundreds of animals from being euthanized while others handed out pet supplies after the Texas freeze. Not only did the shelter get more than enough help, Austin Pets Alive and its national counterpart, American Pets Alive, harnessed the social media attention they were getting from around Texas and the country. In Austin, a city that has long had the reputation of being the safest in the country for shelter pets, thousands of strangers juggling their own hardships focused steadfastly on protecting animals in jeopardy.
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