The Beaver County Humane Society (BCHS) is partnering with Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue (PAART) and other local shelters to take in pets in need from the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) after Hurricane Harvey.
PAART delivered thousands of pounds of supplies, and loaded around 42 pets onto the rescue trailer from SAHS on Sunday morning.
They’re expected to arrive back in Pittsburgh Monday evening.
BCHS will take in 10 dogs, including a litter of Dashund puppies.
Susan Salyards, BCHS Executive Director, urges local animal lovers to adopt dogs currently living in the Aliquippa shelter to make room for more dogs coming in from Texas. She also encourages people to consider signing up to be a foster home to help care for the animals currently in the shelter, or those coming from Texas.
“The goal is to clear out homeless shelter animals at the San Antonio Humane Society and leave behind empty space that can now be occupied by hurricane victim animals,” Salyards said. “That way, lost pets can be provided with shelter and care until their families can eventually be reunited with their pets.”
The animals arriving from BCHS will receive the care they need before being placed for adoption, in the near future.
“By adopting a pet from BCHS, you will save that animals’ life, as well as open up space for another homeless pet in need,” Salyards said.
If you, or anyone you know are interested in adopting, you can see all pets BCHS has available for adoption online.
Salyards does not want to take away from those looking to donate to hurricane relief in Texas, but monetary donations to BCHS will give the nonprofit the opportunity to offset costs to shelter, provide care for, and care for the pet evacuees from Texas, Salyards said.