Austin Humane Society helps rescue animals from floods

Austin Humane Society helps rescue animals from floods

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Austin Humane Society helps rescue animals from floods

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on October 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 8:06 AM

AUSTIN -- The Austin Humane Society has rescued and taken in lost pets after Central Texas' heavy storms.

Kelly Hanes with AHS says more than 50 dogs and cats, plus two rabbits, have been taken in by the shelter from the Bluff Springs/Onion Creek area.

The animals were transported to the shelter by Austin Animal Control officers and an AHS rescue team and trailer.

All the animals are currently receiving veterinary care, food, water and socialization. They're being held safely until their owners can come pick them up.

Some animals are strays and will be placed on hold while AHS attempts to find potential owners. If they are not claimed, these animals will go up for adoption next week.

More than 1,100 homes were evacuated from Onion Creek on Thursday.

Hanes says pet owners looking for their lost friend can try the Animal Humane Society. All evacuated animals are being taken to their shelter. Any other lost or missing pets from the storms were taken to the Austin Animal Center and can be claimed there.

AHS will be closed to the public for adoptions on Friday and will evaluate opening for the weekend.

For photos of some of the pets rescued, visit AHS's Facebook page.

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