With all the humanitarian relief efforts in Texas and along the gulf coast it's important to remember the pets that will need help, too.

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Hundreds of stray cats and dogs from Houston are expected to arrive in Chicago. These animals that were taken in before Hurrican Harvey will be sent up north to make room for pets that were rescued from the flooded city, according to the Chicago Tribune.

These pets will be taken to various animal rescue facilities throughout Chicago, and in Rockford, too. PAWS Humane Society of Rockford expects to take in some of the hundreds of cats and dogs that will need new homes. Although PAWS is stepping up by taking in these animals, which are expected to arrive within a week, the no-kill shelter will also be sending supplies to Texas to help animal relief efforts and care.

Items PAWS/Rockford Is Accepting

  • Bleach
  • Dawn dishwashing soap
  • Leashes
  • Metal food bowls
  • Towels/paper towels
  • Wire fold down crates

Donations can be dropped off at PAWS Humane Society, 7282 N. Cherryvale Mall Drive, Rockford, IL 61112 (near Cherryvale Mall), between 12-5 PM today and 12-2 PM on Friday.

The shelter asks that donations be in bag or boxes for easy shipping.


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