Dogs flown out of San Antonio in search of new homes

Canines flown to Pennsylvania

SAN ANTONIO – Our furry friends have also been in need of assistance after Hurricane Harvey.

As dog rescues continue, the San Antonio Humane Society rescued pets from some of Texas' hardest-hit areas and brought them here.

With shelters filling up fast, one organization stepped in to help San Antonio find forever homes for its furry friends.

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“I like animals. I like some people too, but I like animals," Pete Lehman said.

He is the pilot for PAART – the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.

He and his team flew to the Alamo City to help animals find new homes up north.

Crews from the SAHS ventured out into several Texas towns hit by Harvey.

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"There were actually some dogs tied to the fence at the Aransas Pass location we had to go to," Felicia Nino said.

After the storm, PAART reached out to the humane society to see what they could do to help.

"So we bring them to the big cities, where there is a demand for dogs," Lehman said.

On Monday, 25 dogs left Texas in search for new homes. That is in addition to 42 dogs transported on Sunday.

About the Authors

Adrian Ortega is a news producer for the Nightbeat. He joined the station in 2016. Adrian helped expand the Nightbeat to a one-hour newscast on the weekend and is now producing for the Nightbeat 5 times per week. He's helped cover the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 winter storm, race and policing in SA and the Alazan-Apache Courts on the West Side.

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