‘Texas Humane Heroes’ Serves Pet Fundraiser at Joker’s IceHouse | Local News
Joker’s IceHouse Bar & Grill served something more than delicious burgers and wings on Sunday afternoon. Guests also got a cute side to their lunch, thanks to Texas Humane Heroes Rescue in Killeen, who held a fundraiser at the local restaurant.
The rescue, along with its many volunteers, brought a variety of furry friends in search of a forever home to the restaurant on South Clear Creek Road, right next to the Killeen Regional Airport. Fundraising took place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The event was accompanied by Jon and Faith Austin, who provided musical entertainment, while volunteers showed some of the rescue dogs to restaurant goers. The rescue accepted cash donations, pet treats, toys, blankets and most importantly anything needed to keep the animals in the rescue happy and healthy.
“The donations we receive are used for medical expenses, food. We use Science Diet (pet food). We also use it for sterilization / sterilization and microchips, ”Adams said.
All animals available for rescue are up to date with their vaccinations, sterilized and microchipped before adoption. Adams said heartworm positive animals are also available and all heartworm care is taken care of by the rescue. Texas Humane also provides a safe home for animals from shelters that perform euthanasia to create space.
“We are saving shelters to kill. Many of these dogs are on the verge of death when they come to us. Adams said.
Texas Humane Heroes has two locations. One is right here in Killeen, just down the road from Joker’s, and the other is in Leander, which is about 30 minutes north of Austin. Even with two shelters, offsite coordinator Tasha Adams said the sites were already at full capacity. This means that they can no longer accommodate animals until they are adopted.
With all the space filling up, more volunteers and donations are needed so that the Texas Humane can continue to provide the care it currently provides to the many furry friends who occupy the shelter.
“We love our volunteers here. We are always looking for more volunteers. Anyone who wants to volunteer is more than welcome. Adams said.
Anyone interested in adopting from Texas Humane Heroes should visit the shelter located at 5501 S. Clear Creek Road, or go to their website, HumaneHeroes.org/Adopter to view adoptable animals, learn more about volunteering or to donate.
In addition, the town’s animal shelter is almost at full capacity. The Killeen Animal Shelter, 3118 Commerce Drive, hosted a free adoption event for some animals at the shelter this weekend. The shelter is an open admissions shelter that operates with several different rescues. For more information visit KilleenTexas.gov/Animals.
Here are the canine companions who were at the event:
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