Gwinnett shelter takes in homeless cats from Hurricane Harvey

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Gwinnett shelter takes in homeless cats from Hurricane Harvey

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A cat sits on top of a car that is surrounded by flood water in the parking lot of an apartment complex after it was inundated with water following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 

The Gwinnett Animal Shelter is taking in 12 cats that were displaced due to Hurricane Harvey.

The cats are part of a group of 100 that were brought to the area by the Atlanta Humane Society. They originally came from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which was flooded in Hurricane Harvey last week.

“We're so proud of our animal welfare community here in Georgia for coming together and showing the true spirit of the South,” said Tracy Reis, director of operations at the Atlanta Humane Society, in a Gwinnett County release. “Gwinnett County immediately stepped right up to help take in adoptable cats from the Houston transport, enabling these animals to land somewhere safe and provide space back in Houston for lost and displaced animals.”

The cats are ready to be adopted, and discounted cat adoptions have been extended through the end of the month. You can take a cat home for $10. 

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