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Police rescue animals stranded at flooded Texas shelter

Deputies from Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued animals stranded at a flooded shelter in Hankamer, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Appeals to save the animals at Tall Tails Animal Rescue went viral on social media with photos of dogs stand
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Deputies from Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued animals stranded at a flooded shelter in Hankamer, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Appeals to save the animals at Tall Tails Animal Rescue went viral on social media with photos of dogs stand

The Kansas Humane Society will begin bringing animals from Houston who were lost or abandoned during the hurricane to Kansas on Friday.

“We are doing everything we can do to provide fosters, emergency boarding, and a place for animals to go that were in shelters prior to the storm hitting,” the group said in a Facebook post. “We continue to be in communications with Houston SPCA and their coordinating agency, to ensure animals are being cared for, and KHS is waiting to deploy until we are told to do so by this group.”

KHS is the third group that will be heading to Houston over the next week and will work with established organizations in an effort to not repeat mistakes that were made during rescue missing following Hurricane Katrina.

“I want to also caution all of you that there are many, many groups that have self-deployed and are pulling animals left and right,” the Humane Society of the United States told them Thursday. “This is devastating because some municipalities in TX have lifted stray holds. As you can imagine, this will be heartbreaking for families that lose pets and cannot find them."

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna

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