Alberto here. As my regular readers know, Wednesdays are normally my “Walk Through the Web Wednesday” posts where I purrruse the web and bring you the newest and finest feline articles. This week is a bit different. In light of the suffering of humans and their furry, feathered and otherwise friends due to Hurricane Harvey. I put on my new life jacket in solidarity with all my friends and I sure wish each one of them had a life vest like mine. My humans are giving to several great human relief organizations as well as hurricane aid for pets. Please do what you can for the folks affected by this terrible disaster and please keep them all in your prayers.
Stay Safe My Friends,
Many organizations are coming to the rescue of lost pets. SPCA of Texas and Austin Pets Alive! are only a few who are locating, saving and attempting to reunite animals with their families. Over the weekend Austin Pets Alive! saved over 235 animals from Harvey’s direct path.
Two Paws up to Pam Johnson Bennet who first reported this news. The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is calling on all veterinary professionals who are able to come and help with Hurricane Harvey relief. The board is issuing a Temporary Emergency License to out-of-state veterinary professionals who volunteer to help with the relief efforts. . The licenses are being offered free of charge. Here is a link to the form.
We love the folks at Best Friends. You may know about their amazing animal sanctuary but did you know they are a one stop information place about pets affected by Hurricane Harvey? They send teams to help rescue pets and much more. They are partnering with VetsPlusMore to help reunite people with their pets. They maintain an ongoing Disaster Fund for Emergency Assistance for Animals caught in the middle of disasters. Donations to this fund are used exclusively to support lifesaving work wherever and whenever a catastrophe occurs. Best Friends maintains a wish list on Amazon for those working to rescue animals due to the Hurricane so that you can purchase the things that they need in this effort.
We all know social media is an excellent source for new and fast information. This Facebook group is dedicated strictly to animal rescue due to the hurricane. Two paws up for the fast acting humans who created this page!
The ultimate goal for all displaced pets is to return them to their families. This will take some time and there will be a need for humans to offer to take pets into their homes until the families of these pets are located. 911 Foster Pets has a detailed list of shelters and rescue organizations who are looking for foster help.