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Houston Shelter Offers Respite For Pets And Their Owners Displaced By Harvey

Before a convention center opened its doors and volunteer care to pets, their owners had to make a tough choice: Take shelter or stay with animals in floodwaters. But anxiety looms around what's next.
(Left) Charlie Wilson walks his dog Peanut outside of the convention center. (Right) Veterinarian Joanna Web gives a check up to a bird outside the shelter. Source: Ryan Kellman

After thousands of people were forced to leave their homes as a result of the flooding in Houston over the weekend, many have one thing on their minds: their pets.

As the water began to rise, Thomas Hayes, 73, stayed in his house in the neighborhood of Tidwell with his five dogs. He measured the water's climb by the height it hit on his car — first covering the tires, then the bumper, and

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