Souris Valley Animal Shelter is part of a rescue effort for Hurricane Ida.

Several North Dakota organizations teamed up to help rescue homeless pets from Hurricane Ida. According to national no-kill rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society, "Best Friends, Uffda Fund for Animals, and ARRR Rescue and Retirement Ranch Inc., 501-c3 Non Profit they put a plan into action, securing a flight with Wings of Rescue." Thanks to these efforts, 89 four-legged Hurricane Ida survivors have been placed into North Dakota foster homes.

Souris Valley Animal Shelter often assists in mass rescues.

I follow Souris Valley Animal Shelter on social media and I am always amazed at what this shelter does. The people of SVAS are clearly passionate about helping animals. Hurricane Ida is not the first instance I have read about where the shelter was immediately able to place homeless pets. There is even a new shelter in the works, set to be complete in October.

We can help animals in need, too!

If I did not live in an apartment with a two-pet maximum, I would so love to foster and/or adopt shelter pets - especially kittens. If you live in a similar situation but want to help animals, there are several ways you can help! You can always do something like volunteer or donate to a shelter.

Snuggle your pets a little tighter tonight.

I can't seem to pin down the exact number of displaced animals. But at least over 200 have been sent around the nation to shelters and foster homes. Can you imagine losing my pets in such a horrific way?

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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