How you can help animals impacted by Harvey

HOUSTON - Shelters have opened all over the Houston area to help pets and animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Animal shelters and welfare groups are working overtime to keep displaced animals safe and hoping to reunite them with their families. Due to the large volume of animals in need, shelters are running low on supplies. Many people are wondering how they can help - here are some ideas:

  • The Houston Humane Society is in 'desperate need' of plastic pet carriers. They have run out and are in need of at least 100 by Monday. If you have a gently used one that you are willing to part with, please drop it by the shelter at 14700 Almeda Rd. Friday or Saturday.

  • Hurricane Harvey Animals of Galveston County is housing displaced animals in La Marque at Gulf Greyhound Park. Several Galveston Co. animal shelters have come together to put all displaced animals in one place, including League City Animal Shelter, Bayou Animal Services and the Galveston Island Humane Society. They are running out of room and are in need of fosters to temporarily care for lost animals. Don't have room to foster? They are accepting donations and items off their wish list. Click here for donation information. The group's Facebook page will be posting updates daily. Click here for more information.

Related: Recovery shelter opens for Galveston Co. pets displaced by Harvey

  • The 'Pet Reunion Pavilion' is open at NRG Arena to help reunite lost pets with their families. They are in need of volunteers and supplies. You can search the database for lost pets and get more information on their website. Click here to see their Amazon wish list. Owners are given 30 days to reunite with their dogs and cats. After that, there will be a major adoption event on October 14 for anyone who might want the animals. The pavilion is a partnership of Best Friends Animal Society, Harris County Public Health, Austin Pets Alive!, Houston Pets Alive! and Houston PetSet. 

Related: Are you missing your pets after Harvey? Reunion center now open

 

 

 

 

 

 

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