HOUSTON --Twenty-seven canines from Louisiana soon will be calling Texas home. The Houston SPCA agreed to take in the puppies and small dogs because of overcrowding at the Louisiana SPCA. "We had an incredible month in June finding new homes for over 1,000 animals through our placement programs," says Tara Yurkshat, Houston SPCA Vice President of Animal Welfare. "Bringing in LA/SPCA animals, along with the attention they bring to our shelter, enables us to find homes for the dogs transferred in and even some of our own long-time residents." The dogs and puppies will be loaded in a climate-controlled transport vehicle on Thursday at 5am from New Orleans and make the trek to Lake Charles, where the Houston SPCA will pick them up and bring them back to Houston. They are tentatively scheduled to arrive at the Houston SPCA in the late afternoon.