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PAWS Takes in Homeless Dogs in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The human and animal victims of this year’s storm season continue to struggle, but the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has stepped up to save dozens of more dogs that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey — and you can help them save even more lives. 

PAWS continues to take in dogs who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Since it first made landfall at Rockport, Texas on August 25, Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding, dumping more than 40 inches of rain in some areas. As of this writing, there have been at least 75 reported human deaths.

Beginning with the first emergency transport from the flooded areas of Texas on August 30, PAWS has taken in dozens of homeless dogs and cats via airplane, truck, and even a converted school bus. On Thursday, September 28, PAWS took in 14 homeless adult dogs because Texas shelters remain filled with displaced pets who were separated from their families in the wake of the Harvey disaster. Available foster homes and adoption demand are down, which further creates overcrowding in shelters that are already stretched to their limits.

You can help the animal victims of Hurricane Harvey by visiting www.paws.org today!

In addition to helping animal shelters impacted by natural disasters, PAWS regularly transfers in dogs and cats who have run out of time in overcrowded shelters in Texas and throughout the country. Adult animals coming to PAWS Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood and Cat City in Seattle have a five-day average stay until they are adopted into a loving home.

You can help the animal victims of Hurricane Harvey by visiting PAWS.org today!

You can help PAWS help these animals by visiting PAWS.org to learn more about donating, fostering and adopting. These dogs are currently available for adoption; please visit PAWS today to meet them!