Kansas Humane Society to provide space for Houston animals

Michele Moreno
September 1, 2017

American Humane is responding to an official request from the City of Orange Grove, near Corpus Christi, close to where one of the biggest storms in recent history made landfall. This will be an evolving and ongoing situation, and we're poised to help if needed as soon as groups there have things figured out.

In the meantime, knowing what to do before, during and after a deadly hurricane can mean the difference between life and death.

If you would like to help, we encourage you to please avoid donating tangible items as the immediate need for animal disaster assistance is monetary donations.

Volunteers and Klein fire fighters carry pets and possessions of a rescued resident that was stranded in her home along the flooded Cypress Creek in Klein, a north suburb of Houston, Texas, on August 28, 2017. Plan multiple routes to your safe destination. After making a pit stop in Utah, they landed at Boeing Field, about five miles south of downtown Seattle, at approximately 3:40 p.m.

What would you save from your home if a natural disaster were to strike?

Tie down or anchor outside objects that might fly about and injure someone.

Sherry Adams and three others will leave Portland for Houston on Wednesday morning.

"What we learned from Katrina is you have to be prepared for a disaster and include your pet in that disaster planning". The trailers can hold at least 65 pets and are equipped with microchips and scanners, as well as bowls, collars, and leashes.

But there are other compelling images of pets abandoned or separated from families, sitting hungry on swamped cars surrounded by miles of water, even swimming aimlessly in the vast muddy waters looking for somewhere to rest. RedRover, a nationwide non-profit organization has teamed up with Texas SPCA to care for the pets that were relocated to Dallas.

The total number of pets that perished due to Katrina is not known.

"It seems like everyone coming off a boat is carrying a dog or cat", said Monica Schmidt, a manager for the Houston Humane Society, according to Reuters.

Do not tranquilize your pets. "They are required to have rabies vaccines at any shelters". "It'll be a very holistic effort to make sure these animals are getting back to their families". Thousands of pets have already been lost in the latest Texas flood.

Keep kids and animals away from hazards such as downed power lines and water that may be contaminated.

Not everyone has heeded the call to save pets. "We are in contact with other groups but we do not know anything specific".

"We've had cats, dogs, you name it", he said.

Wings of Rescue is based out of Livermore, and they're helping pets affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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