Published: Sun, September 03, 2017
World Media | By June Phelps

Oklahoma shelters, deputies work to move abandoned animals from Houston

Oklahoma shelters, deputies work to move abandoned animals from Houston

"We saw on the list of things that they were collecting that there were some pet things and we thought our community, the pet loving community, would really like to do that", said Pam Wiese with the Nebraska Humane Society.

While these good pups are still searching for their forever home, they are just excited to be rescued from the storm. Until 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 2, all dogs now at the shelter and over six-months of age will be free to adopt.

Santa Maria Valley Humane and Woods Humane societies, the Animal Shelter Assistance Program and Santa Barbara County Animal Services are working collectively on a rescue response effort to bring adoptable shelter pets from Texas to the Central Coast.

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The dogs will reach Boeing Field about 2:30 p.m. and be split between the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Lynnwood and Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue.

The shelter is expected to receive 10 dogs but first they need to make room for them. "I think it's great that the humane society is making room for pets to come in somewhere".

People may drop off nonperishable food items during these times Once enough food items are collected, the Hochhalter staff will coordinate the delivery with the Orphan Grain Train, which is also collecting cleaning and other items to transports to Texas.

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Stock trailers will be in the area to help her take the animals capable of moving to a local farm in hopes of finding their owners. The load with then be picked up by shelters in the Houston area and they will distribute it to those in need.

So with the help of the all-volunteer organization Wings of Rescue, they've transferred more than 40 dogs to right here in southern Colorado. "We hand selected a team of our employees that all have experience in shelter and rescuing in previous Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Katrina". Monetary donations enable HSCO to provide necessary medical care and meet the special needs of each animal.

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