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Kansans Open Their Homes To Furry Refugees From Texas

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Last week, Kansas took in a few dozen Texans who were fleeing Hurricane Harvey.

But, as The Wichita Eagle reports, these refugees were of the four-legged variety. In the wake of the devastating storm, three vans filled with bedraggled dogs and cats left Houston, heading for the Sunflower State.

The animals had been housed in Texas shelters. When the hurricane hit, they were basically left homeless. Some had been in the shelters since April.

Kansas residents are now opening their homes to the animals, though dogs and cats with serious health problems are being treated before being placed for adoption.

Randi Carter, spokeswoman with Beauties & Beasts 11th Hour Rescue in Wichita, says her organization may make another run down to Texas for more rescue animals.

When asked about the situation in Florida, Carter said, “We got to . . . clean these animals up and get them in good health, shipshape, before we can think about Irma.”