American Humane, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Help during Harvey

Despite the very bad conditions these pets are enduring as flooding continues across southeast Texas, the rescue efforts and shelter options for animals are much more robust than they were in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina. The animals would all be going to no-kill shelters, she noted.

Jenna Pringle, marketing and communications director with Seattle Humane, told KIRO Radio's Ron and Don Show that they rescued at least 35 dogs on Wednesday, but are prepared to bring in many more.

With their neighborhood flooded and unable to return home, some owners are calling the Humane Society for help getting their pets rescued.

The Alliance encourages people that truly want to help the desperate animals in the Southeast this week to choose to support the State of Texas Agricultural Relief (STAR) Fund, the American Humane Association or local organizations that are actually concerned about helping animals and rebuilding communities.

Hurricane Harvey impacts Kansans at home and in Texas
Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets enough to support more than 20,000 people are in Texas. There are also more than a dozen of local Red Cross volunteers packing up and heading to the Lone Star state.

Tens of thousands more have been forced to leave their homes, leaving many possessions behind. They have been in touch with the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and others with offers to assist.

Evacuate your family and pets as early as you can and do not forget to take your family and your pet's disaster preparedness kit if you do leave.

According to a post on its Facebook page, the shelter is looking for dog bowls, leashes, collars, cleaning supplies, blankets, large crates, water and adult clothes. The laws also authorize search and rescue operations as essential assistance in the wake of a major disaster declaration.

After dozens of people and their pets were barred from entering Houston's main emergency shelter, the George R. Brown Convention Center, city and county officials reversed course. The reptiles, like the residents, are just trying to get to higher ground.

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives
At least 18 people have now been killed by Harvey since Friday, when it made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. The tragedy happened when the mother, 41, got stuck in the floods in Beaumont as she tried to flee in her auto .

On Monday morning pets were welcomed in a designated area at the facility, where dogs nestled next to owners on cots. Storms like this can be hard on animals too, which are often lost amid the chaos of an evacuation.

Several Chicago animal shelters are taking in cats and dogs from Houston, where Hurricane Harvey has caused devastating displacement and flooding since it hit on Friday.

"I promise you, that I will hold anyone accountable that unlawfully restrains their dog in extreme weather conditions", Chief Stephen Carlisle said in a statement. Pasado's sent dozens of volunteers down to the Gulf Coast in 2005 in the days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina.

Soon, a family member of the owner came to retrieve the dogs.

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