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Animals Rescued From Harvey Taken To Lebanon

Posted at 5:21 PM, Sep 02, 2017

More than 150 animals rescued from flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey have been brought to Middle Tennessee.

The Animal Rescue Corps teamed up with local organizations in challenging conditions to save the animals. They were rescued from tough conditions and flooded shelters in Beaumont, Texas.

The rescue included 76 dogs. All of the animals were in shelters before the storm hit. They were moved to make room for animals displaced during the storm.

The dogs and cats were taken to an emergency shelter in Lebanon where they were receiving medical care.

"We've all been watching heartbroken by the images we've seen of the animals and the people who are suffering. The fact we can do something and not watch TV, it's the best thing for all of us," said Ada Dever, the shelter manager.

Officials said more animals have been expected to arrive on Sunday.

They will eventually be transferred to shelters and rescue organizations, so they can find loving homes.