The Seattle Humane animal shelter has been taking in animals affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas since last week. Tuesday’s transfer will be their third one. Photo courtesy of Seattle Humane

Bellevue-based Seattle Humane animal shelter to accept 47 more pets from Texas

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:17pm
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Seattle Humane is taking in 47 more pets, mostly cats, from animal rescue organizations in Texas following Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday.

This is the third transfer of many expected to come in the following weeks in an effort to relieve overcrowding, and open up space and resources in Texas shelters for pets displaced by the storm. Seattle Humane will not take in pets separated from their owners in the disaster.

Wings of Rescue will transport shelter pets from Texas to Boeing Field at the Clay Lacey Terminal at 7277 Perimeter Road at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 where Seattle Humane staff and volunteers will be waiting to receive the animals.

The Seattle Humane team will transport the pets to their shelter in Bellevue where they will be placed for adoption, or transferred to shelter partners (20 cats will be available for adoption at Seattle Humane on Thursday, 10 cats will be transferred to NOAH).

Last Wednesday, Aug. 30, Seattle Humane took in 20 dogs from the first transfer flight and six more who traveled from Texas by school bus were received on Sunday. Nine of these pets have been adopted by eager, loving families looking to help and find a new companion. The remaining 17 dogs in our care continue to make their way on to the adoption floor following medical examinations and behavior assessments.

Seattle Humane’s Life-Saver Rescue team is still bringing in dozens of pets weekly from overcrowded Washington shelters where they’ve run out of space or resources including Puyallup, Olympia, Yakima, and Grant County.

Seattle Humane will hold a general volunteer orientation at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 for prospective volunteers. Those interested can email emergencyfoster@seattlehumane.org for more information. Cash donations to the Seattle Humane Disaster Relief Fund and in-kind donations from their Amazon Wish List also support the effort.

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