Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently.

“No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs -- bringing them from Houston to a shelter in Atlanta.

Best Friends Animal Society invited the local nonprofit to help the puppies get to safe conditions, as shelters in Texas have been strained to the max. The overwhelming need and demand for trucks is making it impossible to get the vehicles required to transport the animals themselves.

The team is traveling 3,000 miles in four days. This is NDLB’s fifth mission so far this year -- having saved 70 animals so far.

In 2020, the organization rescued more than 1,000 animals.