Many Animals Need Help In Texas and Louisiana After Harvey

Posted August 30, 2017

Those lucky enough to be rescued taking what possessions they can with them including their family pets. The chained animals are unable to flee if floodwaters rise or if predators come their way.

Shelters say they have heard reports of extensive lines of people surrendering their pets, so nearby shelters need to be ready for additional animal intake.

"People love their animals". In this case, they are flying pets to safer parts of the country, where they will be cared for until they can be reunited with their owners.

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A storm tracker who lives in Austin, Texas used social media to help find this dog's owner. Passed it 2007, it prohibits dog owners from leashing their pet outside and unattended whenever a "hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued for the jurisdiction by the National Weather Service".

Seattle Humane is organizing an emergency foster care orientation for prospective volunteers who can temporarily house pets now in our care to create more space for animals flying in from Texas. Some shelters were affected by the flood waters and have been forced to evacuate.

Hill said that although they have only received one shipment of animals so far, it has made a big difference.

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The Human Society of the United States organized the airlift with Wings of Rescue to bring dogs from the San Antonio Animal Care and Control, whose staff has been assisting several shelters in the Houston area.

To help the pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey, you can donate to any of these groups.

The organization has also posted information for owners on pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and boarding facilities.

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In Houston, groups were poised to bring animal carriers and pet food to Red Cross shelters for people arriving with pets, while many local residents were offering to board animals, said Julie Kuenstle, a spokeswoman for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The organizations are working to fly dogs and cats that were already in Texas shelters before the storm to other centers out-of-state.