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Pet evacuees from Louisiana need new homes in Texas

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Hurricane Isaac may now be long gone, but there is much devastation left behind.  Families are left with nothing and animals are now homeless.

Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees, many Isaac evacuees are ending up right here in Houston.

Those that are furry with four legs need your help.  They need to find new homes here in the Bayou City.

"It's amazing how animals just roll with the punches," Houston SPCA's Meera Nandlal said.  "They're very sweet; it was long trip and they're just ready to go home and get adopted."

Over 20 cats and seven dogs from Louisiana's Saint Bernard Parish were rescued and brought to Houston.

An additional 60 arrived last week, just ahead of the storm.  Another 50 from Mississippi will be arriving over the weekend.

"These animals all need a loving home," Nandlal said.  "We don't know everybody's background situation, but they're innocent animals.  They fled this awful hurricane and now, this is their turn to have a second chance at life."

For just $5 this holiday weekend, you can give one of these adorable animals that second chance.

Rest assured the SPCA is making sure they are ready to go home with you.  They've been vaccinated, spayed or neutered and micro-chipped.

While the animals are coming, the supplies are going.

"We were a supplier and distributor for about a year around Katrina and Rita," said Debra Stevenson-Peganyee with American Textile Recycling Services.

Right now, with Isaac, American Textile Recycling Services is gathering everything from clothing and shoes to toys and blankets, sorting everything and then sending to hurricane victims.

"When people are displaced, they've obviously had to leave their house without clothing; they have no warm items; they need blankets for shelter; they come up short on items," Debra said.  "With kids, they need toys and little items to comfort, all of these items are being requested," said Debra.

It's very easy for you to help: just look for those big recycling bins in your neighborhood.

The SPCA will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.  They will be open on Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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