September 5, 2017
Animal Humane Society took in 24 dogs and cats from the Houston area last weekend, the first of several transports to come. Many Texas shelters were already at capacity before Hurricane Harvey, and this transport will free up room so that they have more space to hold pets displaced by the storm until they can be reunited with their families.
One of our amazing Texas rescue partners helped to coordinate this transfer, driving the animals to Oklahoma where they connected with the AHS transport team. The dogs and cats are now at our Golden Valley location and will be available for adoption following medical and behavior exams.
All of these animals were in shelters waiting to be adopted before Hurricane Harvey hit — none are animals who lost their homes during the storm.
Our Critical Response team is flying to Houston today and will be working with our rescue partners and agencies in Texas to determine how and where we can provide additional assistance on the ground.
We couldn’t respond to emergency situations like these without your support. Thank you for helping animals in need.