As curious as they can be, shelter dogs and cats absolutely love to hang around to see the world outside and one of the zoos made their pawfect dreams come true in Texas, US. This was one of a kind idea for all the species in different captivities to have a chance to see each other in real life. Just like when we were a kid and we couldn’t wait for visiting the zoo!
During the quarantine, residents of the Animal Defense League of Texas were taken on a field trip to the San Antonio Zoo
The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) decided to make a short trip for their shelter pets and they headed over to the San Antonio Zoo. Thanks to the quarantine time, ADL finally had a small opportunity to spoil their beloved animals who had been around nowhere but the shelter. As we can see in the footage, these adorable 4-legged furry friends started to greet and interact with a variety of other animals at the zoo such as lions, leopards, monkeys, giraffes, and other interesting creatures they definitely didn’t see every day! The inquisitive look of the black and white kitty and the wiggling tail of the doggo in the video posted by the ADL showed how excited and enjoyable they were.
Development and Marketing Manager for the ADL, Michelle Thorson, shared about the unforgettable trip with their shelter cats and dogs.
“All the animals were able to have such a unique experience with this event and it was enthralling to see them interact with each other. Carla, the 7-month old white lab-mix was the most intrigued by all the zoo animals. Her favorite being the Giraffes, who seemed equally as curious to see such a strange animal in front of them. Our kittens were in awe of the Hippos and fish, while Ella, the 6-year old black lab-mix thoroughly enjoyed watching the gibbons swing from rope to rope.”
The kittens and dogs got a one-of-a-kind chance to meet other animals such as lions, giraffes, and monkeys
Due to the on-going dangerous pandemic, people have suffered from the financial problem, especially who are still raising and protecting the animals like the ADL and the San Antonio Zoo. This idea is wonderfully created to encourage people on how to join the community and raise awareness of the issues that both organizations are interested in. Michelle said:
“ADL and our neighbors at the San Antonio Zoo felt a shared impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a devastating decrease in essential revenues and fundraising support.”
“Our two organizations wanted a way to bring awareness to the unique programs we as care providers offer to our resident animals, big and small. Few are aware that both of our animal rescue organizations have similar foster and enrichment programs that are vital to the health and wellbeing of our animals. Sharing this fun visit on our social media platforms was a way for us to engage with our wonderful community while offering enrichment to the pets at both the shelter and zoo.” – She continued.