Many animal advocacy groups flocked to Houston and surrounding areas to assist with animal rescue efforts when Hurricane Harvey hit. The ASPCA was one of them and the group brought back 19 shelter dogs to find new homes for them in New York City.

All of the animals, unowned and homeless before the Harvey arrived, were evacuated from a Corpus Christi facility, according to the ASPCA. Shelters and rescue groups, as well as other organizations like Wings of Rescue, transported animals from Texas to make room for animals who were abandoned during the hurricane.

The dogs are all available to be adopted at the ASPCA's Adoption Center at
424 East 92nd Street (between 1st and York Avenues) on the Upper East Side. Most of the dogs are medium- to large-sized. The ASPCA shared pictures of five of the 14/10 puppers:

Sheeba - Six-month-old female shepherd mix
Brick - Two-year-old male shepherd mix
Maximus - Four-year-old male black lab mix
Gumpy - four-year-old male hound mix
Hickory - six-month-old male shepherd mix

"Despite their long journey, these dogs have displayed incredible resilience,” said Gail Buchwald, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA Adoption Center."They have adjusted quickly to their new surroundings and their individual personalities have begun to emerge. We’re extremely thankful to have been part of their rescue and transport process, and are happy to help conclude their journey by finding them loving homes."

The dogs are all vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Those interested in adopting a pet must be 21 years old or over and should bring one government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, military ID, or non-driver ID), proof of address, and contact information for a personal reference.