Harvey-displaced dogs arrive at Brandywine SPCA’s Georgetown campus

GEORGETOWN – A dozen dogs rescued from historic flooding in Texas spawned by Hurricane Harvey arrived Saturday at the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Georgetown Campus.

Pickles, one of the dogs rescued from flooding in Texas, arrives at the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Georgetown Campus. A dozen dogs from that area arrived at the Georgetown shelter Saturday.

The dogs are part of BVSPCA’s animal intake and the first of what’s expected to be several intakes of shelter animals from Texas and Louisiana to help make space for local displaced pets stay in their community so their families can find them, according to Linda Torelli, BVSPCA’s Director of Marketing & Programs.

“The arrival went well. We received 12 dogs instead of 13, but otherwise everything went very well,” said Ms. Torelli.

Overall, BVSPCA ended up accepting 50 animals overall as an organization.

In addition to the 12 dogs that arrived in Georgetown, a dozen dogs and 26 cats went to the organization’s West Chester shelter campus in Pennsylvania.

Faithful Friends teaming up

Faithful Friends Animal Society and Delaware Humane Association have teamed up to save lives and support Texas shelters burdened with increased intake of dogs after Hurricane Harvey.

A volunteer transport team from Faithful Friends is headed south to meet up with Rockwall Pets, a Texas-based rescue organization who will transport dogs from Austin, TX to the meeting point in Knoxville, TN.

More than 30 dogs are expected to be transported from shelters in Austin, TX. The dogs were already in shelters prior to Hurricane Harvey. Since the storm, shelters all over the region are receiving an increase number of displaced dogs therefore support from around the country is needed.

The dogs were to arrive Monday afternoon. However, due to a delay with the required health certificates for the dogs from Austin the transport scheduled to bring 30-plus dogs to Faithful Friends on Monday has been postponed.

Both organizations will post updates on their social media pages.

Approximately 20 dogs will stay at Faithful Friends, located at 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington.

Another 10 dogs will go to Delaware Humane Association located at 701 A Street, Wilmington.

The transport is expected to include both small dogs and puppies. Small dogs will be available this week when the shelters open for regular public hours of operation. Puppies will be held for a week quarantine and will then be available for adoption soon. Interested adopters should check the organizations’ websites for hours of operation and details on their adoption procedures.

The organizations hope to find homes for the dogs quickly. More transport efforts are expected to continue to support Texas areas shelters as they recover from the storm.

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