In wake of Hurricane Harvey, people haven't forgotten about their pets

Marsha Scott
August 30, 2017

The SPCA contacted local shelters along the coast to let them know they had room for 300 animals, Davies said.

In the coming days, we'll be giving you up-to-the-minute reports on our staffers' work, and we'll share photos and videos from the field of the animals they're helping.

The Humane Society of the United States, GreaterGood.org, Wings of Rescue, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have also organized to provide support.

Rescue Village's partner shelters are working to transport animals, but are unsure of how long it will take for them to arrive.

More than one hundred cats and dogs in need of a home are arriving in San Diego County today from Louisiana.

"With the natural disaster in Houston, Seattle Humane is proud to be part of a national effort to help with moving animals out of the Houston area that are now at shelters", states Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe.

King's Harvest Pet Rescue says it can only hold 15 dogs at its Davenport facility.

As historic flooding ravages parts of Texas, many pet owners were faced with the tough decision to leave their animals behind.

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The disaster response team is made up of four to six people who are certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"People were making multiple trips into this area to get belongings and pets". The laws also authorize search and rescue operations as essential assistance in the wake of a major disaster declaration.

Some 250,000 animals of all kinds were displaced or died in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina.

At one animal shelter in La Porte, officials transported dozens of dogs and cats to a shelter in Houston.

Prior to the Hurricane making landfall, The HSUS worked with local groups to move shelter animals out, in particular those in the City of Corpus Christi. The shelter said foster parents will be provided with crates, beds, food and medical care while supplies last.

Fosters: APA! is seeking people who can volunteer as full-term fosters, meaning you will need to keep the animal through its adoption.

Another factor that may have reduced the number of abandoned pets is a new state law.

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