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"We do have quite a bit of space right now," said Allison Maier, communications and outreach manager at the Idaho Humane Society. "We've been waiting for awhile to take in some of the Texas dogs."
- Courtesy: Dog is My Copilot
“It sounds like we may also be getting some cats on this transfer, because we’re working with an [operation] which is going to take some of our current population of cats... so we can help some of the cats in Texas," said Maier.
Rescued animals being transported to Boise have thus far been sheltered in Texas locations. But Maier said moving those animals to Boise and other locations allows the Harvey-impacted shelters to assist more at-risk animals in Texas.
“When we’re helping [other] regions after natural disasters, we’re not getting dogs that might still have owners that are looking for them," said Maier. "We’re taking [animals] that may have been to shelters before, or dogs that were surrendered by their owners. Plus, it clears up space for other strays, separated from owners by the storm.”
In addition to its delivery to the Idaho Humane Society, Dog is My Copilot will be delivering dogs to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in Ketchum. Additionally, the Portland, Oregon-based One Tail at a Time will be driving to Boise to pick up 15 rescued animals for their Oregon shelter.