Houston SPCA evacuates hundreds of animals before Laura's landfall

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Houston SPCA evacuates 238 animals before Laura's landfall
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Ahead of Hurricane Laura's impact, the Houston SPCA rescued and evacuated more than 200 animals, including baby squirrels, dogs, cats, rabbits and a three-legged mouse.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- With Hurricane Laura set to make landfall Wednesday night into Thursday, the Houston SPCA evacuated more than 200 animals before the storm's impact.

According to the SPCA, 130 pets were taken to the Austin Humane Society and 27 baby squirrels were taken to the Austin Wildlife Rescue.

The Houston SPCA evacuated 81 coastal pets, including a three-legged mouse, from Galveston Island Humane Society, and were examined by the Houston SPCA veterinary team before they were flown to North Dallas.

The transports allow the animal protection organization to focus on emergency services during and after the hurricane.