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Texas Animal Shelters Are Running Out Of Room, So Hundreds Of Dogs And Cats Are Being Flown East

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

On August 30, 2017, a New Jersey animal shelter welcomed eight precious dogs after the pups made the long journey from Texas to their doors.

The Animal Welfare Association (AWA) in Voorhees Township is just one of the many facilities across the east coast offering their services.

According to reports from the New York Post, hundreds of dogs and cats are being airlifted away from the area affected by Hurricane Harvey in order to make room for strays found in its wake.

To be clear, these animals are ones that were already in the shelters before the storm hit. Now that space is even more limited, the cuties are being transported to make more room.

Plus, they’ll all have a better chance at finding their forever home away from the chaos and with fresh faces greeting them.

The AWA, and other shelters like them, also rely on donated funds and items in order to care for the animals they take in. They’re also seeking foster families for the adorable pets to make sure they continue to have room for more.

Take a look below to hear more from AWA employees about their new Texan animal friends.

If you’re looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these nine ways you can lend a hand.

And be sure to SHARE the animal shelter’s story to help more animals find safety!

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