The Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village is working to help animals stuck in shelters in Texas and Louisiana that have been flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Another organization, Austin Pets Alive, has already rescued hundreds of pets from the path of Hurricane Harvey and transported them to their shelter.
If you'd like to help, just stop by the shelter. This is too much for any region, and especially for a flood-prone region like southeast Texas, and for Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.
"We only have a certain capacity as well, so we are coordinating these efforts, where we're pulling animals in from these disaster zones, but also working with shelters to keep moving them [animals] up in order to have space where they're needed most", Hill said.
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To prepare for the dog's arrival, St. Hubert's is mobilizing its Sister Shelter WayStation Program which moves and transports various breeds and sizes of dogs up and down the east coast, placing animals in targeted adoption areas.
During hurricane Katrina almost 250,000 dogs and cats were displaced or died and some refused to evacuate for fear of abandoning pets.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas says it took in 123 un-owned cats from The Cattery Cat Shelter in Corpus Christi, which was forced to evacuate. The shelter said foster parents will be provided with crates, beds, food and medical care while supplies last. This is the first of several expected flights to Seattle to help shelters that are directly housing displaced pets outside of Houston. Houston's Zoo stacked sandbags and left a "ride-out" crew to care for its 6,000 animals.
"Anything they need, we're here to help", she said.
"We're doing it because we love the animals and we see the conditions and I think we continue to do it because when something like this hits they become part of a family", says volunteer Tami-Jo Faller. "These pets do not have owners who will be searching for them when the weather improves".