How my life changed when I wrote about Humphrey

Five years ago I wrote an article that changed my life.

In September 2017, we received word that the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Harbor Springs brought in dozens of dogs from Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Shelters in Texas were so overwhelmed with their regular intake of animals rescued from the storm that they were sending them north by the truckload.

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I went to the humane society and interviewed Jessica Evans, the communications and marketing coordinator, about the new dogs.

“It’s a combination of animals that were directly affected by the storm … animals that were affected by the storm, and then animals that are currently in shelters in Houston that were removed to make room for the displaced animals that came from the storm. Evans told me.

Most of the dogs were puppies – mastiff-mix puppies, shepherd/terrier-mix puppies, catahoula-mix puppies, and labrador-mix puppies. Evans told me about one of his labrador mix puppies that was rescued from someone’s yard.

Humphrey is surrounded by her children at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in 2017.

“The family was evacuated due to the storm and their pups were left in the yard, so they were exposed to most of the floodwaters,” she said. “They were in actual floodwaters, so I’m not sure if they were on the roof or somehow got up, but the rescuers were able to go back and get those puppies out of the flooded yard and into the shelter.”

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