Midland Humane Coalition soon-to-be wellness and treatment cente - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Midland Humane Coalition soon-to-be wellness and treatment center can help displaced pets

(Source: Midland Humane Coalition) (Source: Midland Humane Coalition)

Hundreds of animals from Texas were transported to several rescues around the country.

States as far as New Jersey, California and even Washington have taken in those animals to allow Harvey owners stay close to their pets that were placed in local shelters.

For the Midland Humane Coalition, they hope if another tragic event were to strike again, their soon-to-be Wellness and Treatment Center will provide a temporary sanctuary for animals.

"Just like with Hurricane Harvey right now and all the displaced pets, we have designed the facility to be able to have a larger capacity in case for growth," said Midland Humane Coalition Kelly Wright. "In this emergency situation, we need to be able to house other pets and everything, we would be able to do that."

Right now, the Midland Humane Coalition operates inside of PetSmart. With the 30,000 square foot facility, they could house 400 pets, provide vet services, isolation observation for sick animals and have space for pet exercise. 

"We'd actually be able to put mobile kennels in here so that way we can hold more pets and get them back to their owners," said Wright.

The $3 million center is halfway through receiving donations before they can break ground. To help them reach their goal, you can visit their website here.

"We do plan on offering our low-cost spay and neuter and vaccinations in our community," said Wright. "We got to make an impact and that's the best way we're going to do that."

They hope with more donations, they can be the temporary home for four-legged friends in another emergency situation.

The Midland Humane Coalition also took part in taking Harvey donations to Southeast Texas but after rescues in the affected areas received an overwhelming response, they called a stop due to too many donations. They will have more donations headed to the affected areas on September 11 for a third trip.

Copyright 2017 KWES. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:49:27 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:56:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:18:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

  • BREAKING

    Authorities searching for escaped Midland Co. prisoner

    Authorities searching for escaped Midland Co. prisoner

    (Source: MCSO)(Source: MCSO)

    Midland County officials are searching for Erick Guevara Gonzalez, 41, after they say he escaped the Midland County Jail. 

    Midland County officials are searching for Erick Guevara Gonzalez, 41, after they say he escaped the Midland County Jail. 

Powered by Frankly