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Renée Zellweger visits Texas to help animals find new homes after Harvey devastation

Renée Zellweger visits Texas to help animals find homes after Harvey

Renee Zellweger volunteering at Austin Pets Alive
Renée Zellweger, with a volunteer at Austin Pets Alive, also had stopped in Houston to help out animal rescue organizations. Photo courtesy of KVUE News

Homeward bound! 70 cats and dogs are going on the trip of a lifetime to find their fur-ever homes in California.

Since Hurricane Harvey, local shelters have been packed with more and more animals. So, volunteers with Austin Pets Alive, Houston Pets Alive, MAD Dog Rescue, and Lucy's Pet Foundation are sending animals to California that were in shelters before the hurricane hit.

One volunteer made the opposite trip from California to Houston and Austin to help out.

"I was in Los Angeles and like everybody, I was just watching it and thinking well what are we going to do?" said Katy native and Oscar-winning actress, Renée Zellweger. "I'm a Texan and I just wanted to find a place where I could contribute. It didn't feel right to just send a donation. That works and everything but I'm from here so it didn't feel right to just stay home and not be part of a team."

Read more about Zellweger and other volunteers in the full story from our news partners at ABC13 and watch the video below: