Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 27, approved a Proclamation recognizing Another Chance RFT’s continued and dedicated work on behalf of Aransas County Animal Control and Aransas County residents, and then approved donating a surplus 2015 jail van to that organization.

The court made the donation, similar to one made four years ago, per Local Government Code 263.152(a)(4), which authorizes a county commissioners court to dispose of surplus or salvage property by donating it to a civic or charitable organization located in the county when it determines the donation serves a public purpose.

The van will primarily be used to transport dogs to “forever” homes.

Another Chance RFT is a non-profit organization formed in 2016. It’s mission is relocating dogs that are facing euthanasia by providing medical assessment and care, foster care, networking and adoption services, and transportation to dog rescues.

Another Chance RFT has successfully rescued and placed more than 1,300 local dogs in forever homes in places as far away as Canada, Washington, and the East Coast, greatly helping transform Aransas County Animal Control from a kill shelter to an almost no-kill shelter.

The resolution closed with the statement, “Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’”

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