Pets driven out by Hurricane Harvey find shelter in Chicago and Atlanta

T TV Monday 04/September/2017 12:33 PM
By: Times News Service

Animal shelters around the country have stepped up to care for pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey, with dogs and cats finding care and new homes in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Ashraf Fahim reports Hurricane Harvey has been a human tragedy for many in Texas and Louisiana devastated by record flooding. But when it started raining cats and dogs, it also hit the city's animal population hard. Now shelters in other cities - like PAWS in Chicago - are stepping up to help out with pets displaced by the deluge. Shelters in flood hit areas have sent their animals out of state to make way for stranded local pets so their owners can find them more easily. But some, like these puppies were given up by their owners. Some of the dogs arrived sick from their ordeal. "She has an upper respiratory infection." ... and are now being cared for. More than 100 water wary felines have arrived in Atlanta... with some landing at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. Some were lucky enough to find new homes right away "So my daughter was looking for a kitten to adopt and when we came here we saw that there was rescue animals from Houston so we found pumpkin and we want to take her back and give her a good home." It's been a rough journey for these fortunate cats... who may have used up more than one of their nine lives escaping Hurricane Harvey.