- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MADISON, N.J. (AP) - Close to 100 dogs from Texas shelters arrived in New Jersey on Tuesday to help make room for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Debra Miller, spokeswoman for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, told NJ.com (https://bit.ly/2iGbag0 ) that moving the dogs from the shelters will help families affected by the storm stay close to their pets.

“Anything they need, we’re here to help,” Miller said.

The animals arrived Tuesday morning at the Morristown airport and are being housed at the St. Hubert’s center in Madison. Both the Humane Society of the United States and Wings of Rescue organized the airlift.

Miller said the dogs will first rest for meals and walks. The dogs will then be transported to sister shelters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Delaware, New York and Canada.

St. Hubert’s works with the Humane Society to accept animals or send staff to emergency situations. The center recently tended to dogs from California after the massive wildfires last year.

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