MURCHISON, Texas -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is in the midst of a crisis -- needing help on many fronts.

That help includes taking care of animals, and it's something Dr. Dickie Vest, a veterinarian with ties to East Texas knows all about.

As a member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, he traveled to Puerto Rico to provide aid to animals in need.

He spoke to photojournalist Alan Kasper about his trip.