How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey has mercilessly displaced people and their pets throughout Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Rescue efforts are bravely taking place throughout the region, and local animal rescues and shelters are in need of our support.
The devastation is heartbreaking with lives lost and thousands of people and pets left homeless. 1800PetMeds has arranged to send much needed supplies to Austin Pets Alive, a regional shelter that is tirelessly working to find and help pets who have been lost or left behind.
We’re also donating $10,000 to Best Friends Animal Society, our partner in helping homeless pets. They are currently mobilizing a special disaster response team to rescue stranded pets in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Best Friends Animal Society will also be supporting local shelters with supplies and volunteers, as well as helping to transport desperate pets out of harm’s way. They share our commitment to saving pets’ lives, and we know they will make great use of our resources to support the hard work of recovering and rebuilding the affected areas.
Wondering what you can do to help? Monetary donations, foster care and volunteers are needed most at this time, since it’s difficult for shelters and rescues to receive, sort, and store physical items in the wake of this disaster.
To help support the general relief efforts for the residents of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Greater Houston Community Foundation to allow donors to make tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
If you’d like to specifically help pets in need, below is a list of pet rescue organizations that desperately need your support.
Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescues and Shelters Accepting Donations
Can you foster a furry victim of Hurricane Harvey?
Are you able to provide foster care for a displaced pet? Please contact our partners at 911 Foster Pets. Many pets are currently in need of temporary homes until they can be reunited with their families, or permanent rehoming can be arranged.
Even if you are unable to foster a pet or make a monetary donation, you can still help! Share links to all of the above organizations on your social media pages. Together, we can help rebuild the lives of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.