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Wichita Animal Rescue Groups Offering Help To Houston Shelters

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Thousands of people have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey – and they’re not the only ones affected by the disaster. Some Wichita rescue groups are making sure displaced animals also get the help they need.

The Kansas Humane Society is at the ready to take in animals from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, if needed.

“They can open up their own space to take animals in that maybe were displaced by the floods, or flood victims’ pets that don’t have anywhere to go right now," says Emily Griffin, marketing and communications director with KHS.

She says the best way for Wichitans to help is through monetary donations to shelters in Houston.

“Because they don’t know yet the full extent of what they need or how they need animals to be handled, we’re encouraging people not to donate to us, but to donate directly to them," Griffin says.

The rescue group Beauties and Beasts says they’re collecting supplies to take down to Houston on Friday, the more trips planned in the future.

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