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These groups are flying south to save homeless pets from kill shelters hit by Harvey


In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston and a growing number of towns and cities remain pummeled by rain and rising floodwaters.

Officials are currently predicting more than 30,000 people, and their pets are going to need temporary shelter.

After last weeks storm, shelters that were already overcrowded are being inundated with even more pets and with nowhere for them to go, many have already been euthanized. California native Ric Browde is flying south with a team of volunteers to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey to save homeless pets from high kill shelters.

“Unfortunately, we heard accounts of shelters that euthanize all the pets because they were afraid that they would otherwise drown. They didn't want them to suffer a horrible death," Ric Browde, Director of Operations for Wings of Rescue told Bakersfield Now.

Wings of Rescue is a charity that flies endangered pets from high intake and/or high-kill shelters to no-kill shelters throughout the United States and Canada.

On Saturday, the group posted a request for donations on Facebook saying the damage in Texas was so severe, it could take months to save all the homeless pets at risk of being put down.


"Tomorrow we are flying 100 dogs to Morristown, New Jersey. Then we are flying back to San Antonio on Wednesday to take 100 dogs to Portland, Oregon and Seattle," Browde said.

The group has already transported 88 dogs and 20 cats to shelters in San Diego, with more transport flights lined up. According to GreaterGood.org, four more flights are scheduled to transport more than 200 cats and dogs out of San Antonio, TX to rescues in the Pacific Northwest.

To help the furry victims of Hurricane Harvey, you can donate online via PayPal.

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