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Dog Reunited With Her Owner After Being Lost In Hurricane Harvey

Dog Reunited With Her Owner After Being Lost In Hurricane Harvey

So many feels.

This heartwarming video of a dog who was reunited with her owner after being separated following Hurricane Harvey is the best thing you'll see today.

Cathy (the human) and Bella (the pooch) had only just begun their new life together, after Cathy adopted her from a shelter, when the powerful hurricane hit Texas.

Like thousands of other dogs, Bella became displaced after Harvey tore its way through the state. But luckily for her, she was found and taken to the Harris County Animal Shelter who were able to reunite with Cathy, via its Pet Pavilion - a hub for pets lost in the storm.

The Pet Pavilion has been set up at the NRG Arena, and aims to ensure all the animals who were displaced are either reunited with their families or rehomed.

According to KHOU, the Pet Pavilion, which is being run by the Harris County Animal Shelter and national charity Best Friends, has around 500 pets - 400 dogs and 100 cats - all of who were displaced from their families and homes during the storm.

The animal shelter has arranged for around 170 volunteers every day to ensure the animals are looked after.

The pets will be held for 30 days before they're placed up for adoption. A special adoption day will be held on October 14 for the remaining pets to find themselves new homes.

Holly Sizemore, the chief officer for Best Friends, is now urging people from the local area who have lost their pets to come in and check.

She told KHOU: "Don't give up. Look online, come see us, we know where other resources are. But if you don't find your pet today, keep looking tomorrow, next week, next month. Just keep looking."

So far the shelter has reunited 15 pets with their owners and is open seven days a week to continue with this good work.

Featured Image Credit: Best Friends Animal Society

Topics: Hurricane Harvey, Dog, Pets, Cats