As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains and life-threatening floods, many are worried about Houston's pets and animals. The Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was passed in 2006 after Katrina to ensure that animals are not forgotten when emergency preparations are made. Here's what you can do to help:
If you are an animal welfare professional and want to volunteer your skills to relief efforts, submit this online form. Volunteer information will be shared directly with Houston SPCA and SPCA of Texas.
The SPCA of Texas has put out a call for foster homes to help care for the animals already in shelters and for those coming from the Gulf Coast. The organization, along with local groups like the Houston Humane Society, is also accepting financial and in-kind donations including cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper, and gas gift cards.
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