Dogs Travel From Texas To New Jersey Following Hurricane

30 August, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • A dog is abandoned on a property off US-77 in Victoria Texas on Saturday. The area has seen heavy rain and flooding

The state of Texas has a protocol for how to make these requests during disaster, and if a group or agency is in need of help we ask they contact their local emergency officials, who if needed, will get the request to us so that we can see if we are able to assist. Mind you, we worked well in advance of the storm making landfall to evacuate animals from the impact area, and we worked with our friends at the SPCA of Texas in Dallas to handle large shipments of animals to keep them out of harm's way.

Debra Miller, spokeswoman for St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, told NJ.com that moving the dogs from the shelters will help families affected by the storm stay close to their pets.

Fifty-three animals arrived at Pets Alive Tuesday afternoon, August 29, as rescue workers drove the long hours to Orange County from the storm-tossed Gulf Coast. And they are bracing for more in the coming days.

A Quad Cities animal shelter is hoping to provide a home for dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey, but they need your help with the dogs they now have. These cats arrived in san diego on monday. The Atlanta Humane Society accepted the first of what could be several truckloads of shelter animals from Louisiana on Saturday morning.

A dog orphaned by Hurricane Harvey arrives in San Diego on a Wings of Rescue flight.

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During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many pets were separated after it became mandatory for people to evacuate and leave them behind, Davies said.

While many residents headed for safety with their pets in tow, plenty of animals either escaped or were left behind. The laws also authorize search and rescue operations as essential assistance in the wake of a major disaster declaration. "These are highly adoptable cats and dogs ... being transferred to San Diego to create room for the victim pets that have been lost, strayed, or abandoned because of the hurricane".

Some 250,000 animals of all kinds were displaced or died in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina.

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. We are grateful to all of our shelter partners on the ground for working around the clock with us to care for people and their pets.

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