How to keep your pets happy in the wake of Harvey’s floods
By Kate Kelly and Ashley J. JohnsonBy Kate KellyPublished Sept. 10, 2018 12:01:24The Harvey disaster has brought the number of pets on the loose to nearly 2 million, according to a new study.
It is estimated that a single household in the United States could have more than 10,000 animals in its home.
In the last three weeks, there have been more than 7,500 incidents, according a report by the National Pet Owner’s Association.
This has brought a new wave of animal rescues, according the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The association said in a news release that this was a direct result of the massive response by the public and animal lovers.
While pets have been hit hard, many people have been doing what they can to help.
The Humane Society of the United State and the Humane Society for the United Kingdom are two of the groups offering assistance.
Many of the rescues happen at home, and many people are willing to take a chance on someone who has not been through the same tragedy.
For many, the opportunity is too good to pass up.
“We want people to know that it’s not easy,” said Heather Anderson, who rescued her 2-year-old Labrador Retriever named Tiana.
She was the only person in the house when the storm hit, Anderson said.
She is still on a mission to find shelter and find food for Tiana, which she has been nursing for the past six months.
Anderson and her husband, Michael Anderson, were at home in South Bend, Indiana, when the first storm hit.
They were able to get their dogs out of the house.
“It was the most amazing thing,” Anderson said of the storm.
“It was so much more beautiful than I had imagined it would be.”
Anderson and Tiana are in good health now, and she said she hopes the rescue effort will continue.
“They are both recovering well and are doing well,” Anderson added.
“We are just going to continue doing whatever we can to make sure they are all safe.”
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