Atlanta Animal Shelters Help In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Atlanta Animal Shelters Help In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Atlanta Animal Shelters Help In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The SPCA contacted local shelters along the coast to let them know they had room for 300 animals, Davies said.

The airlift of the dogs, which will be the first animal flight to the northeast out of Harvey-ravaged Texas, was organized by the Humane Society of the United States with the help of the Wings of Rescue organization. We are also working closely with our partners in the City of San Antonio as they have already set up an emergency shelter to take in animals from evacuations. And they are bracing for more in the coming days.

As thousands of people are being displaced by rising waters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, they are bringing small amounts of personal belongings to area shelters. These cats arrived in san diego on monday.

If you'd like to help, just stop by the shelter.

It is urging citizens who find a stray cat or dog to exhaust all resources in seeking the home of the animal before bringing it into the shelter.

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While the repercussions of Hurricane Harvey dire for many humans, pets and animals are also fighting for survival in the floodwaters. According to news reports, almost half the people who needed rescue from Katrina refused to leave without their pets, while first responders would not even take service animals.

Legislation passed since now requires authorities to include pets to existing federal guidelines for disaster planning, said Dick Green, senior director of disaster response for group.

On Friday, the Roman Forest Police Department in Texas turned to Facebook to plead with owners not to leave their pets tied outside with flooding likely. Many of those animals now abandoned, lost or homeless, as major storms can be especially cruel to animals. Hurricanes are not preventable, but the unnecessary suffering and death of animal companions are.

At one animal shelter in La Porte, officials transported dozens of dogs and cats to a shelter in Houston. The shelter said foster parents will be provided with crates, beds, food and medical care while supplies last.

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