In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our community is coming together to support dog people and pets in need. Whether you’re looking to donate time, resources, or even adopt a pet, we’ve put together a list of organizations you can confidently support. You can make a difference for pets in the wake of the Harvey disaster locally, nationally, or right at home:
Foster a pet: All across the country, shelters are springing into action, bringing in pets from Texas shelters in need of fostering. Pets that were sheltered in Texas are being moved out of state to make room for pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Check in with your local rescue or non-profit shelter to find out how to help locally.
Donate money or supplies: If you can’t foster or there are no dogs in your area, you can donate money or supplies to organizations working in Texas to shelter and rescue dogs. There are local and national organizations in need of your help.
Volunteer: If you’re in the Harvey area and you and your dogs are already safe, consider volunteering with nearby shelters or non-profits.
Here are national and local organizations working to help dogs and their humans as they recover from Hurricane Harvey:
Humane Society of the US Disaster Relief Fund
You can support the important work the HSUS is doing, helping flood victims in Texas through their relief fund. Volunteers are already in place, helping shelter pets move to safer shelters, and caring for animals in need.
ASPCA Harvey Fund
You can donate to the ASPCA’s relief efforts as they work to rescue and relocate pets in need.
Best Friends Animal Society
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Best Friends Animal Society has a handy page listing all their partner organizations in the Harvey zone. You can donate to a partner organization or donate directly to Best Friends.
Wings of Rescue
Wings of Rescue is a non-profit that specializes in animal transport. Wings is working with the Humane Society and Greater Good to transport hundreds of dogs to other states where they can be recover and find foster homes.
Animal Care Services of San Antonio
Harris County Animal Shelter Amazon Wish List
The Harris County Animal Shelter has a wish list of supplies that will help them care for animals.
The SPCA of Brazoria County
The SPCA of Brazoria county is seeking financial donations, and have an Amazon Wish List of items they need.
The SPCA of Houston Amazon Wish List
The SPCA of Houston is keeping their Amazon Wish List updated with the items the need most. You can purchase these items to be shipped to them directly.
Austin Pets Alive
If you’re in Texas but outside the disaster area, Austin Pets Alive has set up shelters outside the disaster zone and is in need of volunteers to help with pets, donations of food and equipment, and temporary foster homes for dogs and cats who must shelter away from their families.
Horse lover? The US Equestrian Federation needs your help too
In the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina , the US Equestrian Federation started a disaster relief fund to help horses and their people in times of need. As you can imagine, moving livestock during a state of disaster is difficult and dangerous.