Heartland Flood: NHS helping displaced owners care for pets

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- As the Heartland recovers from historic flooding, the Nebraska Humane Society has its hands full helping pets and their owners who have been displaced.

They have about 60 pets from dogs and cats to parakeets and other critters. This is on top of NHS's normal intake.

NHS told 6 News the pets have owners who are staying in places where they cannot have them. They will be housed there for about two weeks, then figure out the next steps.

NHS is also filling a semi with pet supplies for them who need them. People have already made quite a dent in donations since the truck showed up on Wednesday.

"People pitch in," Pam Wiese said. "They're helping their neighbors. They're working to try to make sure that people who are in need get the supplies that they need."

If you are interested in helping foster pets, NHS has set up a message board on Facebook to help people more easily communicate with others.