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Animal Watch: local animal shelter finds homes for hurricane's furriest survivors

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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A local humane society is looking to provide homes for some of Hurricane Harvey’s (fluffy) forgotten survivors.

While many dogs may have survived the hurricane, they weren’t out of the woods just yet.

After the hurricane, the dog shelters in the region of the hurricanes began to fill up with the influx of stray and displaced dogs.

The Circle of Friends Humane society stepped up and offered to take in some of the dogs in the overflowing shelters, saving many of them from facing euthanasia. Circle of Friends was able to save many dogs from euthanasia.

"I know that we're all super excited that we got to experience this, I mean, being all the way up in North Dakota when it's happening in Texas? Who would have thought that we'd be able to do something up here?" said Circle of Friends Humane Society employee Alexis Gregory.

While adopting is one way to help, Gregory said that there are other methods to help the Humane Society’s efforts to save animals.

“Donating toward their care while they are here, or donating toward their adoption fee while they’re here helps them get adopted more quickly. There are more ways to help than your typical adoption. Even just spreading around our word on Facebook is helpful—spreading the word, or if you donate or volunteer,” said Gregory.

While many of the dogs have been adopted, Circle of Friends is still look for forever homes for five of the dogs.

You can browse The Circle of Friends Humane Society website here, or you can contact them with the information listed below:

Phone 701-775-3732E-mail