Website aims to reunite Harvey pets with owners

A new website aims to reunite Harvey pets with owners.

SAN ANTONIO - People weren't the only ones evacuated when Hurricane Harvey hit two weeks ago, but pets as well.

Many of those pets were separated from their owners. Now a new website designed for your phone can help reunite those pets lost in Harvey with their owners.

"If you have lost your pet you go there, see if it's listed, if it's not listed upload a photo and description of your pet. If you have found a pet due to Harvey, upload a photo and description of that pet," Website creator Jay Pennington said.

He added, "It's kind of like a bulletin board to help all the displaced pets of Harvey get back to their owners."

The website is free with a goal to network in all animal rescue groups to make the process of finding a lost pet that much easier.

That includes the San Antonio Humane Society which has been crucial in helping Harvey displaced pets.

"The San Antonio Humane Society has transferred in and rescued over 300 pets that needed a place to stay," Felicia Nino, the San Antonio Humane Society Communications Director said.

Nino said this new database is another excellent opportunity for pets to reunite with their owners and even though its only a week old, they've already had a success story.

She told us, "At the end of the day our pets are part of our family and we want to make sure that they are getting back to their owners, and that their owners are being re-united with them."

For more information on what animals are up for adoption at the San Antonio Humane Society and how to donate to "Harvey's Heroes" which goes directly to pets affected by Hurricane Harvey, click here.

For more information on the new Texas Flood Pets website, click here.

And now with Hurricane Irma affecting Florida, there's a new website for them as well. Click here for that.

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