Pets rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in Rancho Santa Fe

Pets rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in Rancho Santa Fe

The Humane Society of Broward County is making sure its shelter animals are safe during Hurricane Irma.

Due to Hurricane Harvey, most of the department's resources are over inundated and local staff has to focus on the 400 animals already at the shelter, according to Tallulah Trice, director of Beaufort County Animal Services.

Mr Grant urged the public not to tie down their pets if they are unable to keep them indoors during the passage of Hurricane Irma.

Those animals, which were flown to the Tulsa Humane Society's Emergency Rescue shelter, were processed in and, in turn, flown to shelters in Tennessee, Wisconsin and Chicago.

That advice is echoed by the Humane Society of the US, which says in an emergency guide posted online to make sure at the very least cats and dogs are wearing collars or identification tags. "Pets are a significant part of our family".

Volunteers helped intake the hundreds of animals over the weekend in hot, humid conditions. 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.

"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. "It was an incredible response, but very stressful too". They flew in airplanes and were kenneled in tight kennels. "It's incredible to be able to help these animals in some way". Hotels in the area donated towels for use as well.

Oklahoma wasn't the only state to receive the shelter dogs.

Responding initially to a request for assistance from the Humane Society of South East Texas (HSSET), after their facility was inundated with floodwaters, ARC reached out to other shelters and groups in the area to offer help and provide transport and placement for their existing adoptable animals. We are committed to saving pets' lives, and we are proud to partner with Best Friends Animal Society® to help save even more pets.

Karma Rescue representatives and volunteers flew to Austin where dogs from Houston were taken in order to free up shelter space. The shelter is working to ensure all animals now in the facility are properly cared for and/or transported.

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