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3 dogs arrive at Angels for Animals from Hurricane Harvey

3 dogs arrive at Angels for Animals from Hurricane Harvey

"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. Approximately 30 of the Texas shelter animals were also sent to Oklahoma City Humane's emergency shelter as well.

All county shelters plan to continue caring for pets around the clock for Irma's duration, though their staffs will be divided between the animal facilities and the pet-friendly shelters for humans.

"You look at all of those faces and know that their stay at the shelter was meant to be temporary", she told Fox 5 San Diego.

"It's incredible to see all of these people and groups come together to help the animals affected by this storm", said Aaron Johnson, director, Montgomery County Animal Shelter.

In addition to shelter animals, he said the organisation has bookings for some 80 to 100 other animals.

After seeing dogs left behind drown in their owners' backyards after Hurricane Matthew, Trice said she's taking this matter seriously. "These areas of the state are the most vulnerable to hurricane winds, storm surge and flooding".

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It's caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected animals, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body, according to the American Heartworm Society. Please come to Charleston Animal Society on Thursday or Friday between 9am-5pm, if you can help. None of these are owned animals.

To learn more about Foster a Hurricane Pet, visit www.fosterahurricanepet.org. The 501 (c) 3 works hand in hand with private and municipal animal shelters to provide financial support, operate a national transport network, and host high profile adoption events across the country.

Friday MARL welcomed the ASPCA to their shelters. Additionally, Berkeley Animal Center needs foster families for the animals that will not be transported.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina taught animal welfare workers some important lessons in relocating animals in disasters.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and caused devastation to communities and displaced thousands of people as well as pets.