Rescue efforts underway to help pets displaced by Harvey

Aaron Johnson, director of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas, and, Judah Battista, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society, share tips for protecting animals before, during and after a hurricane.
2:12 | 09/06/17

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we want to go back to Houston for a look at the rescue efforts to help pets displaced. Shelters are helping hundreds and Michael is at a fairground turned into a rescue station. That's wonderful, Michael. Thank you. It is great to hear you. Can't see you. I'm joined by Aaron Johnson, director of Montgomery county animal shelter and co-founder of best friends animal society and they are running this incredible facility here and, Aaron, I want to ask you tell us about this facility and how you guys are helping the displaced animals. We knew there was going to be a need with the storm coming so we tried to secure a second location because we knew we would have an influx of intake and wanted to have a place for evacuees to secure their animals. A big relief. Judah, how many animals have you taken in, how many animals have gone out. Are you still taking them in. Every day. So best friends animal society came out to support almost -- there's almost a thousand animals have come through and more coming in every day. We're working to ensure that they're able to be held for a month to be able to find their owners. And their owners to find them, importantly. It's already been devastating for them. We saw the one owner, young lady yesterday who found her animal through social media so a lot of people can reach out that way. There are people who are missing a pet, what should they do. Well, best friends animal society, we have a link to all the missing or found pets from hurricane Harvey. Okay. And for our viewers at home who are preparing for hurricane Irma, what should they do to prepare for that and how to keep their animals safe and for a shelter there what should that shelter do. So the people really need to have a plan. Know where they'll go. If they need to evacuate listen to authorities and do evacuate. It's easier to evacuate before the storm than it is afterwards and make sure your pets are microchipped. If they are make sure that information is current and up to date before the storm. And then for shelters, for us it was really having that secondary plan and having a second location to house the influx. I tell you what, what you guys are doing is incredible. You are doing great work and back to you in the studio.

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