LOGAN, Utah — Cache Humane Society and other Utah shelters are taking in animals from Texas to help make room for pets lost or left behind in Hurricane Harvey.
The seven dogs that arrived at the Logan were pets that were in the Texas shelter system before the hurricane hit, Transfer Coordinator Sadie Smith told the Standard-Examiner (http://bit.ly/2wRl5VU ). Smith drove the dogs from Texas to Utah.
“It wasn’t too bad, I think they were really tired,” she said. “They’d had a 20-plus hour drive from Texas to Salt Lake City.”
The dogs were connected to Cache Humane Society by the Best Friends Animal Society, which has helped distribute about 130 cats and dogs to no-kill shelters across the state. Paws For Life Utah transported the pets from Texas to Utah and dropped them off at various shelters — including Rescue Rovers, Second Chance for Homeless Pets, Community Animal Welfare Society and West Valley City Animal Services — Best Friends Animal Society spokeswoman Temba Martin said.
The seven additional dogs have filled the Logan shelter, executive director Stacey Frisk said. The animals won’t be ready for adoption until they’ve been spayed or neutered and clear by a veterinarian. They must also spend at least a week with foster families.
“We do have space, but we really do depend on adopters in our community,” Frisk said.
Meanwhile, Texas pet owners will have up to 30 days to reunite with their lost animals before they are put up for adoption, Frisk said.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net