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Dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey arrive in MD, looking for new homes

Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 19:23:44-04

It’s not just people being evacuated from parts of Texas and Louisiana who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, but animals who are now homeless, separated from their families, and in shelters too.

More than a dozen dogs that fled rising floodwaters from Harvey arrived in Baltimore early Saturday afternoon thanks Maryland SPCA.

Officials at SPCA hearts were heavy as they watched rains and flooding cause catastrophic damage to communities in Texas, helpless the SPCA contacted the Humane Society who is in Texas to ask what could the SPCA do to help.

This led to the SPCA agreeing to provide shelter, food and love to the rescued dogs. 

SPCA is hoping people from around Maryland will adopt dogs currently in their shelters in order to free up space for the rescued animals.

The displaced dogs will stay in the shelter while they wait to hopefully be reunited with their families in the near future.

If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet in need of a forever home please contact kthomas@mdspca.org.

All of the training, food, enrichment, medication, toys and equipment is provided for new foster parents. Foster orientations are Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday for anyone who might be able to foster.