HOUSTON, TX - Hundreds of pets abandoned by Hurricane Harvey are getting a new leash on life. They are heading to California--and it's partly thanks to an Astros player, Lance McCullers, Jr. Volunteers loaded up dozens of pets Monday morning to send them to California so they can find new families.
The Lance McCullers, Jr. Foundation, named after the Astros pitcher who established it, is paying to transport all of these pets. Houston PetSet set up a disaster fund to help the animal organizations handle the increases they’ve seen after Hurricane Harvey.
"Your World Series Champion Houston Astros want Los Angeles Dodgers fans to know there is no ill will between the Bayou City and the Southland. Monday morning, dozens of Harvey-displaced and homeless pets will begin their journey to forever homes in central and southern California," said the Foundation's spokesperson through a released statement.
Several volunteer organizations have already set up these animals displaced from Hurricane Harvey with adoptive families in Southern California so they can get out of this temporary spot.