Local shelter will be taking in displaced dogs from Harvey

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We are also working closely with our partners in the City of San Antonio as they have already set up an emergency shelter to take in animals from evacuations.

Atlanta Humane Society's Christina Hill explained how animal welfare organizations across the country are working together to aid animals that have been displaced by the hurricane. For more information email volunteer@petsalive.com. The organization along with local groups like the Houston Humane Society are also accepting financial donations and in-kind donations, including cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper and gas gift cards.

The threat to pets and other domestic animals in a natural disaster came to full light in 2006, when Hurricane Katrina left some 250,000 dogs and cats dead or displaced, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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"You have to kind of compartmentalize, because if I'm thinking about the awful situation people are in, I don't want to transmit that to the animals", said Adams. "So by taking adoptable animals, we're providing them space to take in animals in desperate need".

The shelter will provide people with all the supplies needed to care for the dogs.

Team members will be helping with caring for animals at a facility in the Houston area and will work hand-in-hand with the Houston SPCA.

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Some Northeast Ohio animal rescues are on standby to receive animals from shelters impacted by storm-ravaged Texas and Louisiana, but so far there are no reports of animals being been transferred here. "We haven't seen this type of unprecedented flooding in more than a decade".

"When we transport animals in like this during disaster relief it definitely, 100 percent helps", she said.

Many Texas Gulf Coast animal shelters are filling up now because people who are evacuating their homes aren't allowed to bring pets into shelters for humans because the shelters say they could be life threatening for people with allergies.

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