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Help Pets Affected by Hurricane Irma & Harvey

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As a Result of Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Harvey, Thousands of Animals Need Our Help.

You may be asking yourself; “How can I help these animals that have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey?”

  1. Donate to the Humane Society of the U.S.
    • The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been working tirelessly with local groups to evacuate animals trapped in
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      shelters hit hardest by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. Over the past couple of weeks, HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team responders helped to transport displaced animals to safety, bring food and supplies to temporary shelters in need, and house newly homeless animals.You can make a financial donation to HSUS here.

  2. Foster a Displaced Pet
    • With Florida and Texas shelters inundated with displaced companion animals, fosters are always helpful. If you have the time and space to host an animal evacuee for a few days, weeks or months, it could mean freeing up space for another cat or dog in need. It is easy to sign up at www.spca.org/foster for Texas and www.spcaflorida.org/foster-program/ for Florida.
  3. Donate Supplies to Shelters in Need
    • Help shelters by donating supplies to those hit by the storms or to shelters taking in flood animals. These shelters typically need wire crates, blankets, dog and cat food, bowls, cat litter boxes and litter, bedding, comfort toys, leashes, and collars. Before donating, make sure to check the shelters’ website and Facebook page to see if they have specific requests for supplies.
  4. Volunteer at a Shelter
    • With an increase in the number of animal shelters in Texas and Florida are taking in right now, they need as much help as they can get. They are working overtime to care for the extra mouths that need feeding and legs that need walking.
  5. Adopt
    • If you’ve been considering adding a new furry family member, now may be the perfect time to do it! All animals deserve loving homes — no matter their circumstances.

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