100 animals from shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey arrive in Colorado Springs

Dogs rescued from Tropical Storm Harvey

COLORADO SPRINGS - Hurricane Harvey didn't just affect homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast, but it also impacted animal shelters, causing issues of overcrowding. That's when shelters from Colorado stepped into help. 

On Wednesday, around 100 animals, both cats and dogs, were flown from animal shelters in Louisiana to Colorado Springs, Colo. to be taken in by four different shelters in the state. 

Within minutes of landing, a handful of families were there to add a new addition.

"M mom texted me yesterday at school and she said I have to go to Colorado Springs to pick up a piece of medical equipment and so that's what I thought... I was really surprised when we got here and she said we were adopting two dogs," said Georgia Romain, whose mom surprised her at the airport today.

There is still a large number that hasn't been called for. 

According to Acadiana Animal Aid, none of the animals brought to Colorado have owners and they all need a good home.

"This is just so much fun we're seeing all these adorable faces getting off this plane. This is Jack Sparrow and he's a two-month old border collie and he's gonna come hang out with us for a little bit until we can come find a new family," said Gretchen Pressley with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

The shelters they are being taken to include: 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR)

Pueblo Animal Services (PAS)

Denver Dachshunds Rescue and Transport (DDRT)

Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS)

Evaluations have to be made on each animal before the shelter will release them to a loving home. That should take only a couple of days. 

You can visit each shelter's website to apply for one of the fur babies. If you are interested in fostering, you must fill out an application, which you can find also on each organization's website. 

To see some of the animals that will soon be up for adoption:


On September 5, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region announced that 13 of the 21 dogs it took in from Louisiana had been adopted! 

The shelter is working to get the following eight a loving home. 

To get a look at Phoebe, Bella Mae, Athens, August, CeCe, Lulu, Oliver, and Rockford:

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