HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Based on a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States Shelter Ally Project and a joint effort with the Humane Society of Tulsa and Houston PetSet, the Harris County Animal Shelter has arranged for a group of 70 dogs and cats to be relocated.
The animals boarded a charter bus from the Harris County Animal Shelter to be taken the Shelter Ally Hub in Tulsa, Okla., where they will be examined before arriving to HSUS shelters and rescue partners across various states to be adopted as early as September.
“We receive a very high volume of animals, so in addition to our local lifesaving programs, reaching beyond our jurisdiction and state boarders is critical to place even more animals with a positive outcome,” said Dr. Michael White, director of the Harris County Animal Shelter. “We are grateful to the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society of Tulsa and Houston PetSet for partnering to bring so many of our deserving animals their second chance.”
The Shelter Ally Project works throughout the U.S. to help shelters in need but provides a special focus on Texas and Oklahoma homeless pets. Due to geographic, socioeconomic and disease management issues, many areas of Texas are euthanizing significant numbers of adoptable pets.
“This is an exciting new partnership for us,” said Houston PetSet co-president Tena Lundquist Faust. “Hurricane Harvey really brought the overpopulation of strays in the Houston-area to light. It also brought local and national animal welfare organizations, like Houston PetSet and the Humane Society of the U.S, together to find real solutions.”