Animal friends opens doors to Hurricane Harvey dogs

Animal friends opens doors to Hurricane Harvey dogs

Animal friends opens doors to Hurricane Harvey dogs

"And as you're seeing from footage coming from Hurricane Harvey and the Houston area, families are able to bring their pets with them, which is a good thing".

The American Humane Rescue, a national humane organization serving animals in disasters and cruelty cases, is working with Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food company to donate and deliver 100,000 pounds of food to shelters and displaced pet owners. The animals, many found roaming the streets during the floods, are being sent to animal groups and shelters across the state to be adopted.

"It's a massive undertaking to take in 20 dogs at once and move them through as quickly as possible so we don't disrupt our normal community work", says with Nichole Miller with the Maryland SPCA.

Once they arrive, they will be triaged by volunteer veterinarians, headed by Monmouth SPCA Medical Director, Dr. Nicole Feddersen. They are also accepting donation of funds or supplies to utilize for these efforts.

Wings of Rescue is a volunteer- and donation-driven organization based in Livermore, Calif., which safely transports pets all over the country. AVMA has created a comprehensive resource on its website which includes emergency hotlines, links to grant applications, and the latest information on available shelters.

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The dogs are being taken to the foundation's shelter in Oklahoma.

Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) is working with their distributors with facilities in Texas to coordinate distribution centers.

According to news reports, days before Harvey made landfall, many adoptable pets were moved out of Texas by Wings of Rescue to make room for displaced and lost pets in the affected areas.

To make space for the many homeless animals we're transferring in from Houston, we are having a "Clear the Shelter" adoption event this Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th.

PetSmart Charities has allocated an initial $1 million in emergency relief funding to assist animal welfare agencies working on the front lines to help pets and pet parents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are deploying extra antibiotics, medications and food to San Antonio and Dallas Texas mega shelters.

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