Residents of southeast Texas are still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Harvey. As shelters have become inundated with lost pets, organizations are moving out existing animals to make room.
The Orcas Animal Protection Society took in a handful of dogs in September, all of whom were adopted. On Oct. 1, eight more are coming from Tall Tails Rescue and Transport which is based out of Texas. The nonprofit has been doing rescue work in Houston, Port Arthur and several other disaster areas.
Shelter Director Marsha Waunch and her husband Bob will meet Tall Tails in Mt. Vernon to pick up the dogs. The animals have been spayed or neutered, tested for heart worm and have a health certificate for transportation. The dogs will be processed on Orcas that afternoon but cannot be visited by the public until Oct. 3. For those interested in adopting a dog, the animal shelter is open daily from 2 to 5 p.m. at 84 A Hope Lane, Eastsound. For more information, visit www.orcaspets.org.