Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts have been heavy watching the events of Hurricane Harvey unfold over the last week.

There have been countless videos and images of incomprehensible loss, brave rescues, and Texans helping their fellow Texans. We thought we would share a few ways to support the animal rescue effort that is currently ongoing in Houston and surrounding areas as they take in evacuated animals. All sources seem to encourage monetary donations over supplies in the early stages of disaster relief as the organization and transport of supplies can prove challenging. Donations can be made directly to the Houston SPCA shelter at HoustonSPCA.org.

The following is a portion of an article titled “Here’s how you can help victims of Hurricane Harvey” from the Star Telegram on how to help companion animals locally:

“Help Pets

Hundreds of animals are expected to be displaced because of Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, Spetember 1, the Humane Society of North Texas received 13 dogs and nine cats that were evacuated from the Corpus Christi area and said Monday it is expecting more. It’s looking at assisting with horses and livestock from the region as well, said spokeswoman Sandy Shelby.

Once the dogs and cats are evaluated for health and temperament, they will be made available for adoption at one of the Humane Society’s shelters, most likely in the next few days. Due to the expected high intake of animals from the coast in the coming days, the Humane Society is having an adoption special.

Donations to the Humane Society of North Texas to help with the increase in pets can be made at hsnt.org/donate.

The SPCA of Texas is accepting donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be taken to 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas or to 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney.

To make a monetary donation without having to drive to Dallas, visitspca.org/give.”

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