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AHeinz57 Pet Rescue Bringing Texas Animals to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A central Iowa pet rescue is helping to ease overcrowding at shelters in Texas.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport brought 96 dogs and six cats back to Iowa. Most of the dogs are going to foster homes, and the shelter asks people to keep an eye on their Facebook page and website to see when the pups will be available for adoption.

These are pets that were already in shelters waiting for adoption, not pets rescued from flooded homes.

Iowa Volunteers Ready to Rescue Animals From Texas Floods

TEXAS  --  Some Iowans are traveling to Texas to help with hurricane relief efforts, including volunteers from AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport.

The volunteers will drive to Texas on Tuesday to bring van loads of homeless dogs back to Iowa. The local rescue is working with shelters hit by Harvey to free up space for family pets who were flooded from their homes. Organizers have room to bring back around 70 dogs.

"We don't want to take people's pets that are in shelters right now because they need to be reunited with their pets when everything dries up, so we're working really hard with the rural shelters around the Houston area," said Amy Heinz.

Volunteers are scrambling to get supplies to take with them to Texas. If you want to make a donation, items can be dropped off at PetSakes in Des Moines and at Bone-A-Patreat in West Des Moines.