At least 100 dogs from Texas shelter airlifted to New Jersey

Dog behind wire mesh
Dog behind wire mesh

30 August, 2017

Unlike during Katrina, first responders understand the power of the human-animal bond, and know that saving the animals is part of their responsibility now, too.

Once the dogs arrive, St. Hubert's staff will pick up the dogs and move them to the Madison shelter location to be checked out and fed, the statement said.

To help animals left homeless by this disaster, you can open up your home to families with animals, contact local rescue associations if you see an abandoned animal or even take them in yourself if you have the means available. "We want people to be able to reconnect with their pets".

Katelyn Scales, who claimed to be the dogs' owner, later took to Instagram to say that the dogs had been rescued. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover and Somerset County Animal Shelter in Bridgewater.

"Animals were supposed to be coming to us from Louisiana but they ended up going somewhere closer", said Sharon Harvey, Cleveland Animal Protective League President and CEO. On Tuesday, 100 dogs will be transported from San Antonio to shelters in OR and Washington, and on Wednesday, another 100 dogs are scheduled to fly out of San Antonio to Morristown, New Jersey.

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The animals will be transferred to partner shelters throughout New Jersey, including Father John's Animal House in Lafayette which has worked closely with St. Hubert's for many years. The remaining animals will go to the Hudson Valley SPCA, Humane Society of Walden, Suruluna Animal Rescue in Pine Bush, and an animal rescue group in Vermont.

Shelters in the badly affected Gulf Coast areas had already evacuated animals by Friday evening, when Harvey escalated to a Category 4 hurricane.

Evan Fadem with Humane Society of Tulsa said they expect at least 300 animals to be removed from the shelter. The center recently tended to dogs from California after the massive wildfires previous year.

"We've got fairgrounds and other locations that are offering property for those who don't have a place for horses", she said.

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