Hurricane Harvey has left much devastation throughout the state of Texas, from major flooding to damage of homes and businesses. […]
Hurricane Harvey has left much devastation throughout the state of Texas, from major flooding to damage of homes and businesses. For many families, evacuation of the area and their home was the only choice left. Families with dogs either lost their animals or had to leave them behind, so New Jersey based agency St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center worked to place dogs from a local Texas shelter.
More than 200 dogs were removed from shelters in Texas and taken to New Jersey so there is more room in shelters for local dogs so they can be close to their owners. It was important to the organization to make sure local Texas dogs can be reunited with their owners after the hurricane moves from the area. Emptying the shelters ensures there is plenty of space for local dogs and pets.
As for the dogs that recently traveled from Texas to New Jersey, they arrived recently at the Morristown Municipal Airport and then headed over to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey. After a good meal and some tender loving care, the dogs will then be distributed to one of fifteen sister shelters in the area so they will hopefully find new homes.
For this effort, the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center used their Sister Shelter WayStation to take animals in wake of Hurrican Harvey. This program works alongside 58 animal welfare organizations on the eastern coast of the United States to make sure shelters don’t have too many of one breed or size of dog available for adoption. This ensures people who want to adopt dogs have a good selection and animals are ultimately more likely to be adopted. They also work with the Humane Society to ensure efforts are coordinated across many agencies for the safety, protection, and adoption of dogs.