HEARNE, Texas—Two people are working together towards the same goal--saving abandoned and neglected animals in Robertson County.
Ben Spiller is the Animal Control Officer for the City of Hearne and gets numerous calls daily about animals running the streets.
He takes them to the animal shelter, and that’s where Debbie Fatheree steps in to help.
“I formed a group called Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County Texas 58 months ago on Facebook as a way to network some of these animals from this kill facility,” said Fatheree.
“And, it blew up,” she added.
It all started when she began posting photos of the animals on the Facebook page.
In less than five years, Fatheree and her team of volunteers have found homes for over 2,000 animals.
“I take care of them and get them out and into foster care,” said Fatheree.
Right now, The Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County Texas has 160 animals in their care, and ready for adoption.
Like four adorable puppies—the KAGS Pets of the Week.
Spiller and Fatheree rescued the puppies and their mother after they were abandoned in Hearne.
The puppies are only eight weeks old, and will be ready for adoption soon.
Meanwhile, the hard-working team will continue their mission, and want to spread the word about taking care of animals.
Spiller said more people should be spaying and neutering their pets.
“We can do better as people to help save these animals from the conditions they are being put in,” said Spiller.
Fatheree said the Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County Texas are in desperate need of foster families.
The organization helps with most of the foster expenses.
If you’d like more information about adopting through the Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County Texas or fostering animals, you can send them a message through their Facebook page.
Mark your calendars: every Saturday The Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County Texas has an adoption event at the America's Country Store off Wellborn Road in College Station.