ASPCA Rescues Nearly 300 Animals With Help From FedEx

Nov 8, 2022 10:55 AM ET
Puppy being held by someone in an ASPCA t-shirt

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is providing care for hundreds of dogs rescued from alleged animal cruelty in Pahrump, Nevada. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office called on the ASPCA to assist with an emergency operation that resulted in the rescue of nearly 300 canines, primarily Caucasian Shepherds including puppies and pregnant dogs, from poor conditions. “When the ASPCA received an urgent request to support the Nye County Sheriff and staff with this case, it was clear immediate intervention was necessary to ensure these animals, who appeared to be neglected and suffering from serious medical issues, could be moved to safety so they can receive much-needed care,” said Teresa Ladner, senior director of investigations for the ASPCA. “We’re grateful to be in a position where we could mobilize quickly to assist these animals.”

To help expedite the emergency sheltering operation, FedEx sent seven shipments of crucial supplies from an ASPCA warehouse to the Nye County Animal Shelter in Nevada. This included plastic crates, animal handling gear, PPE, fans, and sheltering supplies to help the ASPCA safely care for the rescued dogs and to help the shelter accommodate a rapid influx of animals. The ASPCA is now working to further the investigation and prosecution, and to provide medical and behavioral care to the dogs. “The support from the ASPCA will augment the tireless hours my staff has already put in and will ensure a positive resolution. I appreciate the outpouring of support from the public and organizations locally and nationwide, and we could not have gotten this far without the donations,” said Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly.

FedEx donated and transported these shipments as a part of the company’s FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative, in which FedEx lends its global network and unparalleled logistics expertise to organizations with mission-critical needs and helps communities before, during, and after crises. Learn more about the FedEx Cares Delivering for Good initiative here.