Harvey Relief: Some Texas animals moving out of Tulsa shelter

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Animals were brought from the Houston area to Tulsa after Hurricane Harvey.
  • Officials wanted to free space in shelters for displaced animals.
  • Some of the animals are now moving out of Tulsa to other states.

Some of the animals brought to Bixby from areas ravaged by Harvey are making their way to their next destination.

The Humane Society of Tulsa is working to relocate nearly 300 animals over the next couple of days.

Officials said 67 dogs were driven to Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday night. The organization was in a bind to find drivers at first, but managed to get volunteers.

Another round of animals arrived at the Bixby shelter on Saturday. Officials are working to find volunteers who can help take over 100 dogs to Tulsa International Airport on Monday.

Wings of Rescue, a group of pilots donating their time and planes, will fly them out of state.

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