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Harvey hounds

The Beatrice Humane Society shelter is helping 12 dogs and a ferret rescued from the Texas Gulf area after Hurricane Harvey find new homes.

Four-legged rescues from the Hurricane Harvey-battered Texas Gulf arrived at a Southeast Nebraska animal shelter Wednesday, and some have already found new homes.

Beatrice Humane Society shelter manager Bryce Caulk said 12 dogs and a ferret were brought up from the north Houston and Corpus Christi areas after the shelter reached out and offered to help.

Animal shelters were trying to make room for stray animals separated from their owners during the storm, Caulk said. 

Among the new arrivals to Beatrice are six Labrador-mix puppies, two Chihuahuas and two miniature pinschers, he said.

"We’ve already had four (puppies) adopted in the last hour, and we’re hoping we get all 12 of these babies adopted into forever homes,” Caulk said.

The humane society will hold adoption events in Lincoln for its newest additions at the PetSmart near 27th and Superior streets Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and at the PetSmart at 27th Street and Pine Lake Road on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

"It’s just an incredible feeling to be this far away from a disaster, but still be able to help out," he said.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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