A family of seven rescued pets, including a male and a female, have been relocated to the prairie grasslands in Texas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The animals are among the first rescued from the state’s drought and are being placed in foster homes.
The agency said the pets were taken from the grasslands of Texas’s Southwest by a group called the Perennials Project.
“The Perennias Project is a community-based rescue effort that has been working with the Poultry & Eggs Prairie Grassland Animal Rescue and adoption agency to find suitable homes for the animals,” the USDA said in a statement.
“This is the first time in our country that we have the opportunity to rescue and rehabilitate these animals and we are thankful for all the help and support we have received from the local community.”
The Perennies Project is led by a team of volunteers, who live in the area and have been working on the animals since late December.
They say the animals were rescued because they were in poor health and had no way of getting out of the area without the help of the PETA team.