Wisconsin Humane Society needs foster parents for first batch of animals displaced by Harvey

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Humane Society is looking for foster parents as it is scheduled to receive its first transport of animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

The animals are expected to arrive on Monday, September 4, at the Humane Society's Milwaukee location.

The Humane Society says it is asking for a minimum commitment of keeping an animal until at least September 15.

"These will be animals who were already in-shelter, not pets actually displaced by flooding, as those animals may have owners looking for them," Vice President of Communications Angela Speed explained. "We are working diligently to lock in the details for that transfer and we need your help in creating shelter space for these incoming animals.

The Humane Society also said it is also low on canned dog food, and any donations are appreciated.

“We’re preparing for a couple dozen animals at least,” Speed said.

If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, send an email to foster@wihumane.org and someone will follow up with you. In the meantime, the Humane Society encourages you to get started with the process by filling out their online foster parent form here.

“If they can open up their homes we can make more room in the shelter, they’re absolutely life savers,” Speed said.

HAWS Waukesha announced Thursday it was also seeking foster parents.

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