'Harvey pets' in Texas need food, supplies

Mandy Carr
September 8, 2017

Hannah Thompson Weeman with the Animal Ag Alliance says they're watching the developments and encouraging producers to weigh in on the farm bill. "You'd be surprised how many people will open their doors".

"It's a privilege to be able to do this", Comer said. For instance, we have a lot of "smallies" - hamster, mice and gerbils from a closed rescue across the state line in SC.

"We work with the Mutt Nation Foundation, and they requested our assistance for rescues of the shelters in those areas", said Evan Fade, executive director of the Tulsa Humane Society. Monday night to pick them up.

Barr said she has a former colleague who wrote an article about Paws 4 Life and their mission to help bring existing adoptable animals from the shelters up north to free up room for the hurricane animals.

The people and pets of Texas are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and now the most powerful storm on record in the Atlantic is barreling toward Florida. Foster a Hurricane Pet is the first peer-to-peer platform that allows pet owners anticipating the need to evacuate their homes due to hurricanes to quickly and easily post their pets and be connected with local foster families to care for them temporarily until the crisis has passed. "This is a long-term effort". "We now have 674 animals under our care", said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.

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Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and caused devastation to communities and displaced thousands of people as well as pets. "Something of this volume probably wasn't possible 10 years ago".

Dozens of animal crates packed the cabin of a donated San Diego-bound Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday, thanks to volunteers with the airline and various animal rescue groups.

Black Dog Rescue Society of B.C.is not only organizing a donation drive to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey, but they're also organizing for dozens of people to foster pets who need to be relocated from the Houston area. Pittsburg also received 70 shelter dogs from Texas, as did the California Bay Area.

"We're being extremely cautious not to do that", she said. "Pets are part of the family", Fadem said.

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