12 primates died in Texas, while hundreds of dogs are being transported to foster homes as the state battles the cold weather across the region.

Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals,  posted a statement on Primarily Primates’s website sharing the tragedy. “Every animal matters to us, and we are devastated,” Feral shared in her statement. Several monkeys and lemurs died, and one chimpanzee.

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The sanctuary has also evacuated other animals in their care to keep them safe, the group shared in a tweet that they have “evacuated [dozens] of animals and kept others, [including] 32 chimps, baboons, monkeys + lemurs in heated bedrooms.”

Moms and Mutts Colorado Rescue (MAMCO) is planning to transport over 100 dogs from Texas to Colorado, reported local station KUSA. “I knew there was going to be a huge need for dogs that were left outside, dogs that were dumped,” said Aron Jones, executive director of MAMCO.

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MAMCO has received over 1,000 foster applications and has asked for people to apply to foster for Brighter Days Rescue, Lola’s Rescue, or Circle 2 Rescue.

If you’re not able to foster, but still want to help, you can donate to MAMCO here, Brighter Days Rescue here, Lola’s Rescue here, Circle 2 Rescue here, Primarily Primates here, and Friends of Animals here.

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