Humane Society take in animals from Hurricane Harvey

Laura Christensen
August 31, 2017

A Cincinnati-based animal rescue needs help caring for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. His team of about 30 will be at work in Houston by Wednesday morning.

Some evacuees are keeping their animals with them, while others are taking them to shelters for care, planning to pick them up after the waters recede. "We've got the space for that", she said. "If the pilots on the plane don't try to adopt them first", Katie Jarl, the Texas senior state director for the Humane Society of the United States, told ABC News on Tuesday, adding that "everybody was falling in love with them".

Animal Friends has helped with housing and placing animals after natural disasters in the past, Beaver said. She's well-trained but says the journey will be one she will never forget.

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Even as Tropical Storm Harvey still rages across parts of Texas and Louisiana, the Louisiana SPCA is coordinating transports to prepare for an expected influx of animals from Texas.

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Pets from the Hurricane Harvey storm zone will call metro Atlanta home while families take shelter.

At the same time, shelters surrounding Houston are moving current strays to other shelters across the country.

"From my understanding, all the volunteer people were only leaving animals in instances where they were aggressive", said Ms. Grissom.

Those animals will then be up for adoption here in OR soon after, from a couple days to a week, depending on their situation, says OHS spokesperson David Lytle.

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