As Gulf Coast residents begin to assess the damage that Hurricane Isaac wreaked on their homes, some volunteers have turned to help the animals that were also hard hit by the storm.

Isaac, which caused multiple deaths in the U.S. and left hundreds of thousands without power, dumped up to 20 inches of rain on regions of Louisiana and Mississippi. President Obama declared federal emergencies for both states last Wednesday.

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Beyond the devastating impact Isaac had on some humans, many animals were also affected.

According to a press release provided to The Huffington Post, the SPCA of Texas was prepared on Saturday to receive 85 dogs and cats from Louisiana. Many of the pets were already waiting for a home before Isaac hit, and were transferred from the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society and Plaquemines Parish Animal Control in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Belle Chase, in Plaquemines Parish, was particularly hard-hit by the storm, as canals overflowed and flooded homes.

The SPCA of Texas had also received 181 animals from Louisiana and Mississippi last Tuesday. They offered discounts and kept doors open late to encourage adoptions to make room for all of the extra animals.

According to the ASPCA website, their organization is conducting door-to-door rescue of animals and supplying boats for water rescue missions.

The Humane Society of the United States' Niki Dawson wrote in an email to The Huffington Post on Sunday that their organization transported 133 dogs and 67 cats from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in Louisiana and the McComb Animal Shelter in Mississippi to Emergency Placement Partners. According to the Associated Press, many people who were planning to ride out the storm in Jefferson Parish had to be rescued.

Dawson added in the e-mail, "Many shelters have transferred adoptable animals from their facilities so they can provide temporary housing for displaced shelter pets. As people are able to get back to their homes and assess the damage from the storm, local shelters anticipate an increase in relinquished animals in the near future. Animal control officers have been responding to animals running at large, and many residents are bringing stray animals to shelters found during and after the storm."

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported that according to the Agriculture-Forestry Commissioner, the two main animal shelters housed over 270 pets at the peak of animal evacuations.

FEMA recommends that pet owners prepare for a disaster by identifying a shelter, preparing a pet kit with food and medications, and ensuring ID tags are up to date.

Beyond cats and dogs, other animals also needed rescue from the storm. The Associated Press reported on cattle stranded in Plaquemines Parish. As the state Commissioner of Agriculture told the news organization, "You start moving cattle, you figure you can load 30 to 40 head of cattle in a semi. You have 4,000, 5,000 head of cattle -- you do the math."

To learn more about efforts to help animals affected by Isaac, visit websites for the SPCA of Texas, ASPCA, The Northeast Animal Shelter, and The Humane Society.

View photos below of animals affected by Hurricane Isaac (WARNING: Some graphic images).

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  • US Gulf Coast Copes With Aftermath Of Hurricane Isaac

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: A dog, traumatized when its owner's house was flooded due to Hurricane Isaac, awaits transport from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on September 1, 2012 on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. The animal shelter has been receiving a large number of dogs and cats who's homes were damaged or destroyed in the storm. The Humane Society of the United States is transferring 150 dogs and cats from the shelter to other locations in the U.S., anticipating that more pets rescued from flood affected areas will be arriving in upcoming days. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

  • Horse

    An injured horse tries to free itself mud in the aftermath of Isaac Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Ironton, La. Isaac is now a tropical depression, with the center on track to cross Arkansas on Friday and southern Missouri on Friday night, spreading rain through the regions. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • A dog evacuated from rising waters, waits for a ride to safety on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Slidell, La. Isaac's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Michelle Hice, Tommy Leonard

    Animal control officer Michelle Hice puts a temporary identification collar on "Snuggles,' as evacuee Tommy Leonard hands him over for safe keeping, at an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, La., due to the impending landfall of Isaac, which is expected reach the region as a hurricane this evening, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Don Duplantier paddles a pirogue from his flooded home as floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac recede in Braithwaite, La., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Duplantier had retrieved his cat and had collected his daughter's bridesmaid dress for the upcoming wedding of his son. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Horse

    An injured horse lies stuck in mud before being helped in the aftermath of Isaac Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Ironton, La. Isaac is now a tropical depression, with the center on track to cross Arkansas on Friday and southern Missouri on Friday night, spreading rain through the regions. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • A dead dog floats in receding floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, La., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • People rescue cows from floodwaters after Isaac passed through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Isaac staggered toward central Louisiana early Thursday, its weakening winds still potent enough to drive storm surge into portions of the coast and the River Parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Alex, left, and Adam ,three-month-old Chihuahua puppies, play in their new kennel at the Houston SPCA on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Houston. These two were among 70 cats and dogs that were evacuated from St. Bernard Parish Animal Control in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, J. Patric Schneider)

  • US Gulf Coast Copes With Aftermath Of Hurricane Isaac

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: Dogs, traumatized when their owners house was flooded due to Hurricane Isaac, await transport from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on September 1, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The animal shelter has been receiving a large number of dogs and cats who's homes were damaged or destroyed in the storm. The Humane Society of the United States is transferring 150 dogs and cats from the shelter to other locations in the U.S., anticipating that more pets rescued from flood affected areas will be arriving in upcoming days. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

  • Cows are stranded in floodwaters after Isaac came through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Isaac staggered toward central Louisiana early Thursday, its weakening winds still potent enough to drive storm surge into portions of the coast and the River Parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Toni Barnard holds a baby squirrel she rescued as she sought shelter at the Theodore High School on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Theodore, Ala. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. It could get stronger by the time it's expected to reach the swampy coast of southeast Louisiana. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • US Gulf Coast Copes With Aftermath Of Hurricane Isaac

    BRAITHWAITE, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: A dead goat floats in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Josh Treitler

    Homeowner Josh Treitler gives water to his dog Bella as he clears out ruined contents from his home, in the Palm Lake subdivision, which flooded from Hurricane Isaac , in Slidell, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Louisiana's Public Service Commission said more than 443,000 customers remained without electricity around Louisiana on Saturday morning, days after Isaac crept across the state. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Cows wander out of their flooded pastures and onto Louisiana Highway 23 near the Conoco Phillips Alliance plant south of Belle Chasse, La., on Aug. 31, 2012. A cattle roundup using boats and horses and a hay airlift were needed for about 200 cattle stranded in Plaquemines Parish by Hurricane Isaac.(AP Photo/Vicki Smith)

  • Mitt Romney

    A residents watches as a motorcade carrying Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tours flooded areas caused by Hurricane Isaac, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Jean Lafitte, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • A woman and her dog are evacuated due to rising water from Isaac Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Slidell, La. Isaac's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Louisiana National Guardsmen load a dog onto a truck after it and its' owner were rescued from their flooded home Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Slidell, La. Isaac's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Carlo Maltese

    Carlo Maltese and his dog Pin ride in a boat after being rescued from his flooded home as Hurricane Isaac hits Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Tommy Hartley and his dog Hercules watch people drive through a flooded area from his front porch along the Dog River in Mobile, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac has dumped more than five inches of rain on the Alabama coast and knocked out power to some residents, but it hasn't interrupted the everyday life of others. Residents of Dauphin Island lost power, but they also escaped the worst of Isaac. The weather service reports wind gusts of 47 mph.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Carlo Maltese

    Carlo Maltese and his dog Pin get off a boat after being rescued from his flooded home as Hurricane Isaac hits Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • People and a dog who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., in Plaquemines Parish Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A man and a dog, who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., in Plaquemines Parish Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • People and a dog who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., in Plaquemines Parish Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Buster, a two-month-old terrier mix, gives Houston SPCA employee Lisa Bissett a kiss on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Houston. Buster was among 70 cats and dogs that were evacuated from St. Bernard Parish Animal Control in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, J. Patric Schneider)

  • Sea birds stay grounded as Isaac's winds and rain intensify as the hurricane approaches Waveland, Miss., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Officials say rain dumped by Isaac could cause significant flooding even hundreds of miles inland in coming days, especially on the state's western side. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Tommy Leonard

    Tommy Leonard, of Port Sulphur, La., brings his dog 'Snuggles,' to animal control officers, who are keeping evacuees pets for them, at an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, La., due to the impending landfall of Isaac, which is expected reach the region as a hurricane this evening, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A horse is loaded into a trailer by workers at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, after a mandatory evacuation of the animals was issued by the track, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A horse looks out from a trailer after being loaded by workers at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, after a mandatory evacuation of the animals was issued by the track, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Cows wander out of their flooded pastures and onto Louisiana Highway 23 near the Conoco Phillips Alliance plant south of Belle Chasse, La., on Aug. 31, 2012. A cattle roundup using boats and horses and a hay airlift were needed for about 200 cattle stranded in Plaquemines Parish by Hurricane Isaac.(AP Photo/Vicki Smith)

  • A submerged cow is stranded amid debris in floodwaters after Isaac passed through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Isaac staggered toward central Louisiana early Thursday, its weakening winds still potent enough to drive storm surge into portions of the coast and the River Parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A cow stands stranded on a levee after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A dead cow and dead horse, right, that were trapped in floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac, lie in floodwaters in Plaquemines Parish, La., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. More than 200,000 people across Louisiana still didn't have any power five days after Hurricane Isaac ravaged the state. Thousands of evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Cattle are stranded on a slim piece of dry land as floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac recede in Plaquemines Parish, La., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. More than 200,000 people across Louisiana still didn't have any power five days after Hurricane Isaac ravaged the state. Thousands of evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Lovey, a cat belonging to Don Duplantier, meows from its kennel in a pirogue brought to transport him, from his flooded home in Braithwaite, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)