Florida animal shelter flies all its animals to California ahead of Hurricane Irma

Cats an dogs being loaded onto Wings of Rescue plane to be flown to California ahead of Irma (Photo: Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Hurricane Irma is due to land in Florida on Saturday. Broward County shelter wanted to clear their facility entirely by shipping them up to California to make way for disaster victims. A well oiled machine lept into action. They called … please continue reading

Should ‘refugee’ dogs and cats from Hurricane Harvey be shipped to Chicago for adoption?

I do not know for sure but I wonder whether there is a better way of dealing with cats and dogs which have been separated from their owners due to the Houston floods caused by hurricane Harvey? Hundreds are being shipped out of Houston to Chicago and San Francisco where they will be readopted by new owners and living new homes. Could not the animals be kept down in the south, in Texas not far from Houston and their owners temporarily rehomed pending the repair of their own homes and then they could be reunited with their animals?

We are told by ABC 7 that dozens of dogs and cats have recently arrived at PAWS Chicago after a 23 hour trip from flooded Houston. Sixty-nine have been shipped to San Francisco in Northern California. These are just two … please continue reading

Pets are now allowed at Houston evacuee shelters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Cats in flood

According to an August 28 update by Alley Cat Allies, Houston evacuee shelters in the path of flood damage by Hurricane Harvey are now accepting pets. Their website announced “Pets are now allowed at Houston evacuee shelters in the aftermath of … please continue reading