Dogs rescued in wake of Hurricane Harvey arrive in Pittsburgh

Lena Tucker
September 8, 2017

"Operation Pets Alive! has taken in an overwhelming number of orphan dogs and cats who had inhabited those shelters before the storm and were suddenly facing euthanasia simply because they had no place to go", he said in a release. Executive Director Sara Archer said 10 of those dogs will be pit-bull types, the hardest to rehome out of any shelter.

As our kennels become available when pets are adopted, we will be able to help more pets from Hurricane Harvey. Pittsburg also received 70 shelter dogs from Texas, as did the California Bay Area. "Foster a Hurricane Pet will give evacuees the ability, both before and after the storm, to directly connect with other pet lovers in their community who can care for their pet".

"There's people opening up houses across the state for people with pets, if they can try sites like Airbnb or VRBO", she said.

"The more people do that, the more likely it is that animals will be euthanized - and that's what we're trying to avoid", Staton said.

As the floodwaters grew, animal rescue and shelter organizations in the affected areas started bringing pets to the center.

Volunteer pilots use their own planes, and the group also uses chartered cargo planes for animal evacuations.

All the animals will receive health inspections here and will have already been altered, vaccinated and behavior-tested in Texas shelters.

"Just reach out. Social media is awesome in this situation", she said.

The Charleston Animal Society is relocating almost 700 animals to facilities in Aiken, Greenville, Charlotte, Pennsylvania and other places. Approximately 30 of the Texas shelter animals were also sent to Oklahoma City Humane's emergency shelter as well. ARC rendezvoused with animal transport companies, coming from Tennessee and Georgia, in Beaumont TX and over the course of six days navigated treacherous waters and road closures to secure the animals from the seven shelters.

These Harvey dogs will be eligible for adoption in two weeks, after they have been examined by a veterinarian, said Pam Comer, Pet Refuge president.

Weeman says HSUS officials know Congress is split on many issues and they will take advantage of that to push their ant- agriculture agenda.

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