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Rescue groups, law enforcement work to save animals displaced by Harvey

31 August 2017

"With the natural disaster in Houston, Seattle Humane is proud to be part of a national effort to help with moving animals out of the Houston area that are now at shelters", states Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe.

People can submit an online foster application here if they are willing to help by sheltering one or more hurricane animals for placement through Louie's Legacy.

"We don't have the space so we're unable to take in animals here unless ours get adopted", explained Cox.

Now there are hundreds of animals without a home.

St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, a nonprofit shelter based in Madison, is working with shelters in Texas to coordinate the arrival of at least 100 dogs from San Antonio to allow room for other dogs that have been displaced by the hurricane.

Other organizations are also mobilizing for the flood of flood-stricken pets including the Humane Society of the United States,, Wings of Rescue and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, an estimated 15,000 pets were rescued by the New Orleans SPCA, as volunteers scooped cats and dogs off rooftops, out of the water and from flooded streets, reports CNN. Along with monetary donations that will go to the proper organizations.

The community can also donate supplies including canned dog food (Pedigree is preferred), bleach, contractor garbage bags, three-pound paper trays, and blankets and linens.

The shelter is offering microchips for $15 from 8 4 p.m. daily through Friday, Sept. 1. You can alternatively order from their Amazon wishlist and have items shipped to Pets Alive at the Middletown address. For more information email

"Every single dog that's coming up will be up for adoption ..." A transport of more animals to Washington state was planned for Wednesday.

Pets Alive is a non-profit charity operating exclusively on individual donations, receiving no funding from the city or state.

Rescue groups, law enforcement work to save animals displaced by Harvey