Helping The Displaced Pets Of Hurricane Harvey

Helping The Displaced Pets Of Hurricane Harvey

The more manpower we have, the more animals we can save.

"Most animals have a very strong survival instinct - so they can and do surprise people so much by what they are capable of doing", he says.

Dogs rescued from flooded San Antonio-area shelters will land in Seattle today to escape the Hurricane Harvey aftermath.

Bernier said the facility has room for about 25 more animals, but he noted that during the flooding in Baton Rouge past year, the St. Tammany Humane Society was able to place the 200 animals, mostly dogs, that came to the parish in foster homes.

"We got all of them", said Lancton.

During Hurricane Katrina a lot of people refused to evacuate without their pets - that is now happening in Houston, too.

Animal Friends in Ohio Township is ready to help, according to Kathlen Beaver, the organization's chief operating officer. The organizations are working to fly dogs and cats that were already in Texas shelters before the storm to other centers out-of-state. Any items that do not fit on the transport will be used for the animals at the Spokane Humane Society. CEO Rachel Delaney could not be reached for comment.

Harvey damage "devastating" — Red Cross
At the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), they're revolving doors have been spinning all day. The Red Cross has trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets, the Red Cross said.

Granovsky also said Texans should be aware of charity scammers asking for donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"When we transport animals in like this during disaster relief it definitely, 100 percent helps", she said.

But, thanks to new laws passed after Katrina, the federal response to natural disasters must include assistance for people with pets or service animals. 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. Residents were under strict orders not to leave behind pets or livestock, or they would be arrested, but some turned their backs on their innocent animals.

While animals are being moved to higher ground, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is moving funds into its account as the animal rights group uses the disaster in Texas to fundraise.

Willson said they are ready to bring pets back to MI, and will send down more staff as needed.

The animals are expected to arrive via airplane today at Morristown Municipal Airport before heading to St. Hubert's where the dogs will be given a meal and exercise before continuing on to various sister shelters in the area. Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso will serve as a drop-off point for donated goods, said Gabrielle Music, the community outreach manager there.