Helping Hounds prepares to welcome dogs from Hurricane Harvey

DEWITT (WSYR-TV) - Dogs lost or abandoned during Hurricane Harvey could soon be arriving at the Helping Hounds Dog Rescue in DeWitt. 

Animals at the shelter now are from North Texas, where they were cleared to make room for those needed to be evacuated from the southern part of the state. 

Nathan Ouderkirk, Helping Hounds' office manager, said there's been a spike in interest recently from people interested in adopting pets impacted from Hurricane Harvey. 

"The phone calls were nonstop," Ouderkirk said about the days following Harvey. "People asking what they could do and what they could offer." 

He said dogs from Houston and other areas could be at the shelter within the next few weeks, as long as they are not reunited with their original owners. 

"Our Texas partners have really needed the assistance in getting dogs out of flooded areas," Ouderkirk said. "And giving them the veterinary care that they require."

If you would like to contribute to Humane Tomorrow, Helping Hounds' Texas partner, you can do so here


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