Lance McCullers pitches in to help homeless animals

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers was on hand Thursday when pets left homeless by Hurricane Harvey were flown to their new homes in Los Angeles. McCullers' foundation donated money to the organizations working to help the animals.

HOUSTON - An Astros pitcher is pitching in to make sure dogs and cats left homeless by Harvey find new forever homes. 

Lance McCullers was at a Houston airport Thursday when a plane full of animals headed to Los Angeles to find new homes.

McCullers’ foundation donated money to help make it possible.

“We wouldn't be able to do what we do and donate money to many worthy causes if it weren't for the people of Houston who have really stepped up and supported us,” McCullers said.

The 64 dogs and cats were flown to L.A. on a chartered plane, thanks to the Lucy Pet Foundation. This is the third flight and each one cost $28,000.

“Running these jets aren't cheap but the cause is worth it. Because there is only so many fosters, so many people who can adopt here in the city,” McCullers explained. “So it's very important that, especially with the tragic times that we've had to endure, that we find people outside of Houston that are willing to step up and take these animals.”

Since Harvey, hundreds of homeless animals have been cared for at a temporary shelter run by Houston Pets Alive. They are determined to find foster and forever homes for all of them.



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