New Orleans shelter sends dogs, cats to Houston SPCA

Animals available for adoption

HOUSTON - A New Orleans animal shelter asked the Houston SPCA for help caring for its animals during Hurricane Isaac, so dozens of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens were moved to the Bayou City.

Nearly 70 animals arrived at the SPCA Monday night from St. Bernard Parish Animal Control Center. The animals include 35 small dogs, 10 puppies, 14 kittens and 10 cats.

It wasn't easy transferring the animals to the Bayou City.

"Because of the traffic evacuation, they were stuck in gridlock for hours," said Meera Nandlal with the Houston SPCA.

They were given loving care once they arrived.

"We gave them some food, water and comfortable kennels," Nandlal said.

All of the potential pets will be spayed and neutered, de-wormed, micro-chipped and receive a round of shots before they are put up for adoption.

"So, if that's what you're looking for, it won't be hard to find dogs and cats," Nandlal said.

To see more of the animals, click here for a slideshow.

The Houston SPCA, located at 900 Portway Drive, is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, call 713-869-SPCA (7722).

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