Texas shelter dogs evacuated to AHS ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

AHS brings dog to safety from Houston, TX

With floodwaters rising and Tropical Storm Beta threatening the Texas coast, Animal Humane Society partnered with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) to bring 30 dogs from Houston to safety in Minnesota. The dogs range in age from 3 months to 5 years and include a wide variety of breeds. They’ll be examined by our vet and behavior staff and then will be made available for adoption by appointment.

2020 has been a tough year for southern states as they experience an extremely active hurricane season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency transport will provide relief to the Houston shelter ahead of the storm.

“We’re so thankful for our partners like AHS,” said Courtney Gawel, foster coordinator for MCAS. “If the storm forces us to only have a few staff members at our shelter, they’ll be better prepared to care for the animals that remain.”

AHS recently resumed limited out-of-state transports after suspending them at the start of the pandemic. That move couldn’t have come at a better time.

During natural disasters, one of the best ways we can assist our partners in the south is to help them create space in their shelters by taking in animals that were already candidates for adoption. This opens up space in these shelters to house animals displaced by storms closer to home so they may be reunited with their loving families.

The 30 Texas dogs will become available for adoption over the next several days. Check our website for updates and more information about our temporary adoption by appointment process.

AHS staff holding brown transport puppy
AHS staff interacting with large transport dog
AHS transport staff holding two small dogs
AHS brings dog to safety from Houston, TX

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