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The ASPCA wants you to adopt a pup displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Written by
Dorkys Ramos

The ASPCA has gathered 41 dogs from an animal shelter in Corpus Christi that need new homes after Hurricane Harvey inundated the area with flood waters. Although the dogs weren’t plucked from the water or left behind by families, transferring these animals to NYC gives Texas shelters the space needed to take in more pets. The dogs arrived at the organization’s Manhattan branch Monday evening.

The dogs were initially relocated out of the impending hurricane’s course and into Corpus Christi animal shelters before the ASPCA stepped in to transport them to NYC. Twenty will be at the ASPCA Adoption Center waiting to be taken to their forever homes and 21 will continue on to the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington, Connecticut.

Photograph: Courtesy ASPCA

Be sure to pay a visit to the adoption center once the pups have settled in and are ready to be adopted. If your family isn't ready to adopt a dog, consider donating to the ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response Fund or animal organizations in Texas and Louisiana. The ASPCA will also participate in the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals’ Adoptapalooza event Sunday, September 17 at Union Square Park from noon to 5pm where more than 300 dogs, cats and rabbits will be available to bring home along with free products and family-friendly activities.

Looking for volunteer opportunities for kids and more way to assist residents affected by Hurricane Harvey? Then read our list of the things families can do to help.

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