As the floodwaters recede in Houston, the important task of reuniting displaced pets with their families and rehoming homeless animals is still underway. “Right now we are in the process of working in Texas, trying to clear the shelters of animals who were in them before the storm,” Alboum says. “This makes room for animals who were displaced, so they can stay closer to home and their families can find them.”
With the help of the HSUS emergency placement partners, approximately 315 shelters and rescues across the country, over 600 animals have been transferred in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — and they do not anticipate stopping anytime soon, notes Alboum. “Unfortunately, there were a lot of homeless pets in Texas and we need to make room to ensure those animals that were displaced can find their families,” she says.