Hurricane Harvey: 110 animals coming to Atlanta from Houston shelter

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Hurricane Harvey: 110 animals coming to Atlanta from Houston shelter

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ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY
Atlanta’s Humane Society is taking in 110 animals to free up space to assist with animal rescue efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

The Atlanta Humane Society will take in 110 animals from the Houston SPCA early Friday morning. 

The animals will arrive at the Howell Mill location from the Houston SPCA between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Fifteen cats will be transferred to the LifeLine Cat Adoption Center in Scottdale.

Officials said the arriving animals were not displaced by the hurricane, lost from their families or strays found on the streets during or after the hurricane; they were already adoptable animals at the Houston SPCA before Hurricane Harvey hit.  

By moving them to the Atlanta Humane Society, space will be created at the Houston shelter for animals who are displaced from the hurricane, so that potentially lost animals may be reunited with their families. 

The transport is being assisted by the SPCA of Texas and Austin Humane Society. 

The society has been working to ease the impact on animals since the hurricane hit.

Last week, the Mansell Campus in Alpharetta took in 30 adoptable pets from the Louisiana SPCA.

And on Tuesday, several employees will be deployed to Houston to assist the city in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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