How to Help Pets in Hurricane Harvey- Week 2 Update
Last week I gave you a list of major organizations and shelters which are rescuing pets from the Hurricane Harvey flooding. Please see that post for links to the groups working to rescue, dogs, cats, horses, livestock and other animals. That post also lists resources for people who had to evacuate with a pet.
Here is an update as more pets are moved out of the flooded area to shelters around the country and how you can help.
Best Friends Animal Society Deploys Response Team to Flood.
The Best Friends Animal Society deployed it’s disaster response team to rescue and transport pets displaced by Harvey flooding. They need donations to support the rescue efforts, transport pets to shelters in other areas, rebuild local shelters and reunite pets and their owners.
They also have a lost and found pets page.
Cats from Hurricane Harvey moved to Chicago
There appear to be more groups rescuing dogs than cats from the Hurricane Harvey flood. Here is a shelter called Felines & Canines that saw this need and decided to help cats in particular.
Emancipet is a non-profit working to provide low cost veterinary services and keep owners and their pets together.
Seattle Humane taking in hundreds of dogs and cats.
Seattle Humane is in the process of taking in hundreds of dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Harvey flooding. You can donate, volunteer, adopt and find out which organizations they are partnered with here. They are starting to receive some of the 300 dogs and cats they pledged to rescue from the flooded areas around Houston and those pets are available for adoption now.
Atlanta Humane take 110 dogs and cats from Houston SPCA.
Atlanta Humane was one of the first shelters to take dogs and cats from Houston. They received 110 dogs and cats 2 days ago. They could use donations and need people to adopt. This story has video of the rescued pets.
80 dogs taken to New Jersey from Harvey flood.
70 dogs and cats taken to the San Francisco SPCA and other shelters in the Bay Area from Houston.
34 dogs from San Antonio taken to Oregon.
These are just some of the rescue efforts being taken on around the country to help the pets affected by the flooding. Please check your local area shelters to see what you can do, donate to one of the organizations listed above or to one of the shelters listed in my post from last week about the main shelters and rescue groups involved. Some of these are Austin Pets Alive and the Houston SPCA which bear the brunt of the rescues. Houston SPCA has resources for lost and found pets in the area as well on their website. They need donations, supplies (see which ones are needed in my post), volunteers and people to adopt or foster pets.
If you have a horse or other animals or need to find a place to help you if you had to evacuate with your pet, my post from last week has resources listed.
Thank you so much for your help!
Jessica at ThrivingCat.com