County animal shelter to temporarily stop accepting animals Thursday

Posted September 08, 2017

The Texas animals are being flown via Wings of Rescue, a California-based nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to get endangered dogs and cats to no-kill shelters for adoption.

For those not looking to temporarily and permanently adopt a dog, it's also possible to give back through donations. Authorities anticipate hundreds of thousands of people and their family pets in Florida and beyond may be displaced by Hurricane Irma. 1-800-PetMedsĀ®' partner, 911FosterPets is now seeking foster parents for several hundred Houston-area pets who have lost their homes.

Pet Project Inc., a no-kill animal shelter in Marseilles, has teamed up with Paws 4 Life out of Shreveport, Louisiana to help take some of their existing animals in order to make room for local animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

"We can't take anymore animals but we advise people if they cannot bring their pets inside, they cannot tie them outside". "I would be devastated if I lost my home and my pet and know it was placed several states away".

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"We want to remind people that they should not abandon their pets", KuKes said in a press release.

On Saturday, Deborah Morrow of Tulsa was up to her elbows in dogs.

According to a news release from the Woodward Center, Houston shelters became too overcrowded to accommodate the pets of victims who needed a place to keep their dogs and cats.

"The shelter is not designed for events like Irma, so it would be better for an animal to ride out the storm in a home rather than in a shelter", Bowling said. "Seventy-five dogs will be coming from Texas". "With social media, sometimes our dogs only stay one day", Barr said.

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"We just really just have such a passion for animals, that if they have a need for us to take two or three then we would do that", Wipperman said.

She said they will go through the same application process to find a qualified home as she would with any other animal.

After seeing dogs left behind drown in their owners' backyards after Hurricane Matthew, Trice said she's taking this matter seriously. "We now have 674 animals under our care", said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.

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