Published: Wed, August 30, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Shelter pets displaced by Harvey arrive in Middletown

Shelter pets displaced by Harvey arrive in Middletown

"These pets are being transferred from Lafayette to create room for the Texas and Louisiana pet victims of Hurricane Harvey", Van Zante said.

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

Because many people stayed behind-and died-during Katrina, fearful that they wouldn't be able to bring their animals to shelters, this time around, authorities are welcoming the pets with open arms.

New Jersey's St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center - just one of many groups looking to help displaced animals - flew in at least 100 dogs from Texas, and coordinated their placement through a network of other shelters, reported.

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Miller says the animals will be housed at their center in Madison after they arrive Tuesday. And even when owners do their best to take their animals with them, there can be additional hardships because shelters typically don't allow pets. The Rescue Village is in touch with the Houston SPCA and others with the offer to help, opening its doors to animals in need of life-saving support. You can also make a donation to local shelters to help them care for their increased demand.

Fortunately, locals with boats continue to provide rescue assistance, bringing people and their pets to safety as Harvey's relentless rainfall continues. This is the first flight of animals coming to the northeast, according to a statement.

Wings of Rescue, a nonprofit, is expected to fly about 40 stray animals from Texas to the Oregon Humane Society, possibly as soon as Wednesday night.

"You have to kind of compartmentalize, because if I'm thinking about the terrible situation people are in, I don't want to transmit that to the animals", said Adams. Enjoy your holidays with peace of mind, knowing your pet is in great hands (find a petsitter near you) and spoil them with our monthly subscription box filled with yummy treats and toys (get your free box here). Many of those animals now abandoned, lost or homeless, as major storms can be especially cruel to animals. We have a formal agreement, or MOU with the SPCA of Texas, and should they have a need to have animals moved out of the state, we will assist with that. "We found out earlier that the dogs were rescued and are being taken care of in La Marque".

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