HALO placed 137 animals in homes last year

February 1, 2014

The Hood County Animal Lovers Organization (HALO) placed 137 homeless animals into permanent homes in 2013, compared to 130 the year before.

That’s according to the nonprofit organization’s website (hoodcoanimalloversorganization.org) and one of its organizers, Pami Fine.

“That is a huge success considering HALO does not have a shelter facility and relies solely on foster home volunteers to help house the animals until they are adopted by a loving family,” Fine said.

“That number (of adoptions) has been getting bigger every year, and we are grateful to be able to do what we can for them,” HALO co-founder Linda Oeller said.

HALO, along with Hood County Animal Control, Second Chance Farm and NewScope Marketing, played a major part in helping reunite many animals with their owners following the May 15 tornado that devastated the Rancho Brazos subdivision and killed six people.

“People ask if we are making a difference in the (lives) of dogs in Hood County. I tell them we can’t make life better for all the dogs, but we certainly make life better for the ones that come through HALO,” Oeller said.

HALO started off last year with the kickoff of its Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), aimed at reducing the overpopulation of unwanted animals.

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