AHS to join Hurricane Harvey rescue effort

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August 28, 2017

As floodwaters rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Animal Humane Society (AHS) and rescue organizations across the country are taking action to help animals in Texas.

AHS is sending a rescue team to Houston to support animal rescue efforts in communities devastated by the storm. Our expert staff will work with the Houston SPCA and a coalition of animal organizations to rescue and care for animals displaced by flooding.

The rescue team is just one part of our disaster response. We are also preparing to take in animals from the impacted areas.

Many animal shelters in Texas and across the south were at capacity even before Harvey’s destruction. AHS and its partners are coordinating efforts to bring hundreds of those shelter animals to Minnesota and other states, creating space in Texas facilities for pets displaced by the storm until their owners are able to reclaim them.

Shelter animals transported to Minnesota will find homes through adoption at Animal Humane Society.

We will continue working with our rescue partners and agencies in Texas to determine how and where we can provide additional assistance on the ground. Please make a gift to help support these and future rescue efforts.

We couldn’t respond to emergency situations like these without your support. Thank you for helping animals in need — wherever they are.

At the request of our partners in Texas, we are NOT collecting donations of food, supplies, or other goods at this time.

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