Oregon Humane Society team travels to Houston to help animals

In Rockport Texas this donkey was spotted wading belly deep in flood waters as rain continues to fall on the area 

Animal rescue groups and public officials throughout the USA are working to save pets and other animals as they continue to be displaced in the wake of Harvey.

Tracey Miller, director of operations at the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said the ASPCA has sent emails to partner emergency responders who have helped out in the past, including herself, but so far no pets are coming their way. For more information email volunteer@petsalive.com.

Relocating those homeless dogs from Texas gives them the opportunity to be adopted in other states - and allows non-homeless pets from flooded areas room to stay in the shelters, so they can stay close to home. We are also working with the Houston Humane Society and other local groups to relieve the pressure on overcrowded shelters.

Although people living on the coastal towns of southern Texas have seen the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, animals are also being caught in the chaos.

"We were anxious we wouldn't be able to get back in and take care of the animals", said Clarence Anderson, La Porte's animal control supervisor.

"We knew if we could lighten their load, they can do more to help animals and people on the ground", she said. Enjoy your holidays with peace of mind, knowing your pet is in great hands (find a petsitter near you) and spoil them with our monthly subscription box filled with yummy treats and toys (get your free box here). Please check with those organizations before sending supplies to make sure what you want to send is actually needed and helpful; several impacted shelters have lists of their top needs on their websites.

"As of right now, the Houston SPCA is still taking wildlife calls", Daniel Carron from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told CTV News Channel on Tuesday.

"When we transport animals in like this during disaster relief it definitely, 100 percent helps", she said. "These pets do not have owners who will be searching for them when the weather improves".

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