Thousands of rescue animals are looking for their forever homes this holiday season. Local animal shelters and rescue groups tell us rescue animals are overlooked during the holidays.

East Texas is fortunate to have no kill shelters but some shelters are forced to put animals down.

Dogs and cats are not the only animals you can save this Christmas. Many shelters have rabbits, birds and other types of pets.

They also offer people the chance to foster a pet to see how they fit in around your family.

To learn more about rescue animals please click here.