Local shelters make way for animals rescued after Harvey

Wings of Rescue is an organization working to clear shelters in the Houston area for all the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Reporter Danamarie McNicholl reports.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Animal shelters are trying to find homes for animals rescued from the floods after Hurricane Harvey.

Wings of Rescue, a non-profit that relocates shelter dogs, have already flown dogs from Texas to New Jersey and plans to send 100 animals to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene shelters next week.

Spokanimal will have 40 dogs available to adopt Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Director of Development at Spokanimal Dori Peck said they are waiting and ready to take any dogs from Texas. For animals displaced by the hurricane, the ultimate goal is to find their owners and return them safely.

“Obviously the goal is to find their homes and owners to go back to and probably within a week or so when people are not claiming the animals they will have to be relocated in a temporary shelter," Peck explained.

They will continue to match animals with new homes in order to make room for more emergency rescue dogs.

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