Paws Together for Texas: How to Help Animals Affected by Harvey | Lola The Rescued Cat
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Paws Together for Texas: How to Help Animals Affected by Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak devastation on Texas, our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this disaster. As happens all too often during a natural disaster, not all shelters allow pets. This leaves many families having to make difficult decisions. Some pets end up in shelters (hopefully temporarily until they can be reunited with their families), some are abandoned, and some are lost. Let’s not forget the animals who are in shelters in the affected areas, as well as the number of homeless animals living on the street.

Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for this graphic

We’ve put together a list of some organizations that are working to help these animals.

As of Saturday, they have transported over 330 animals to their shelter and were expecting 50 - 100+ within the next 48 hours. They are in need of funding, fosters for cats and dogs, volunteers, adopters and in-kind donations. (Currently, the top needed resources are cat litter, collars, tarps, treats, and bowls.) For a full list of items they need, visit their site, or you can donate here.

Their greatest needs right now are crates, bedding, puppy and kitten formula, and dog waste bags. Visit their Facebook page for updates

Photo courtesy BARC of Houston

This was posted on their Facebook page: Do you have dog/cat food/treat donations for Houston's evacuees and their pets or for animal shelters around the Houston, Texas area? Please contact Jodie Jones Eisenhardt at (713)818-7508 or She is an amazing RPM foster and volunteer who has secured warehouse space to take all incoming donations. Please contact her now! Thank you!

They have an Animal Emergency Response Hotline. If you have an animal emergency, inquiry or report related to #Harvey, please call the hotline at 713-861-3010.

5. If you live in the path of Harvey and need assistance with your pets, please call 2-1-1.  to find someone to help you with your animals.

6.  Alley Cat Allies is setting up an emergency fund assist local boots-on-the-ground activists and to pay for much-needed supplies. 

We can all help! If you don’t have the funds to donate, you can share all of this information on social media to make people aware. You can also pray, send good vibes, positive thoughts, healing purrs, light a candle…. Whatever your faith is, it’s helpful. We've got all paws crossed here. 
Lola, Lexy and Dawn

Many thanks to our friends Jenna and Buddy & Finnegan (who moved to the North East from Houston) for helping us gather this information. 

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  1. Thanks for all the links - I shared on Twitter.

  2. Great information ! We cross our paws for all people and all anipals in Texas. Purrs

  3. We can't stop thinking about the poor animals, especially the ones that didn't make it.

    Thanks to everyone who is helping with this. We are going to share.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  4. Purrs for Taxas
    I will tweet this too.Thanks

  5. Great info! I have family and friends affected by the storm.

  6. L & L.....thanx for sharing theeze linx ! ♥♥

  7. love seeing everyone sharing info, Dakota did today, and Cody has a fabulous post by Rumpydog that we linked to on his sidebar. The more ways to help the better! catchatwithcarenandcody

  8. We are purring for all those affected by this storm...especially the 4-legged ones.

  9. This is a great collection of links. So many people want to help, and getting the word out about local groups who are doing the hard work and what they need is so important!

  10. Thank you so much, friends, for posting this. It's very helpful.

    We're praying for all the people and animals effected by Harvey.

  11. Thank you for this really important post, Lola, Lexy and Dawn. We will share on twitter now.

  12. It's all so bery sad. Thanks for the info. We will be sending some green papers this weekend.

  13. This is the best list of places to help I've found! I can't imagine having to make the choice between shelter and one's furbabies. I heard about that the last couple years in Oklahoma. The public tornado shelters refused to allow people's pets - so people either had to leave them outside or stay with them and forgo shelter. I can't even imagine it with a longer-term shelter situation (weeks or months) like here.

  14. We are looking for ways to help.
    Thanks for all the great info...

    Noodle and crew

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