Volunteers stock food at the Humane Society prior to Hurricane Harvey. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn

Volunteers stock food at the Humane Society prior to Hurricane Harvey. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn

Before Hurricane Harvey poured down, The Humane Society of Southeast Texas made plans to keep the animals safe through the rains.

Humane.Socitey3.nd“At the Humane Society we wanted to be prepared for Hurricane Harvey and whatever his wrath would be, so prior to the storm happening we created safe spots for all of our pets to keep them dry, safe and calm during the storm,” Monica Lee, development director and shelter manager, said. “The animals were taken to Tennessee to the Animal Rescue Corp.”

Lee said the dogs were transferred Sept. 1, and the cats went Sept. 3. She said the space in Tennessee was a bit smaller, so they kept them here until they absolutely needed to move them.

“We left them where they were originally until the flooding started, and then we moved them,” she said. “Our kennels flooded and our clinic flooded as well.”

Volunteer Justin Segura, a Lamar sophomore, helped take care of the animals, along with other members of Sigma Nu fraternity.

“It was a great experience being able to help out the animals that were affected by Hurricane Harvey,” he said. “From cleaning kennels to walking dogs, a lot of the brothers really connected with the animals. We already have plans of going back to see how we can help more this week.”

For more information on how to volunteer, information about donations, or the adoption process, visit www.humanesocietyofsoutheasttexas.org.

Eric Mittal, UP contributor

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