RedRover Responders volunteers are being deployed to provide emergency sheltering for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. To stay up-to-date on the latest news about our work, sign up to receive email updates from RedRover.
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*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.
Pet friendly lodging resources:
- RedRover Relief: Financial assistance grants for emergency veterinary care. Applications accepted online.
Resources for pet owners
Pet friendly shelters
- List of Texas Animal Holding Facilities and Shelters list (from Texas Animal Health Commission)
- Dial 211 if you are seeking a large or small animal shelter or holding facility.
- Via Houston SPCA: If you have an animal emergency, inquiry or report related to #Harvey, please call our Animal Emergency Response Hotline at 713-861-3010. For all other inquiries that are not related to hurricane assistance, please call 713-869-7722 or visit http://www.houstonspca.org/
San Antonio (Host city to storm evacuees)
- All evacuees are advised to check in at 200 Gembler Road, just northeast of AT&T Center. Evacuees with pets can also go to the Gembler check-in point, but pets can’t stay in the same facilities as people. All pets, with the exception of service animals, will be kept in separate facilities. However, the city will provide shuttle service so people can visit their animals.
Austin (Host city to storm evacuees)
Two shelters are now open, according to Statesman.com:
- Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Drive
- LBJ High School, which shares a campus with the Liberal Arts and Science Academy at 7309 Lazy Creek Drive.
- Gulf Coast evacuees can bring cats and dogs to shelter locations, which will have an area to keep them.
- Travis County and the Texas Animal Health Commission are coordinating efforts to house horses and other livestock at the Travis County Fairgrounds, both for out-of-area evacuees and local residents who live in flood-prone areas.
Note: Always use caution when posting personal information or using information posted on social networking sites. RedRover cannot vouch for the accuracy or intention of any of the links below.
- @HoustonOEM - City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
- @NuecesOEM - Nueces County OEM
- @TAHC - TX Animal Health Commission
- Popular hashtags: #HurricaneHarvey, #Harvey, #Harvey2017, #HarveyStorm
How to help/Donations needed
From Huffington Post:
Animal shelters and rescue groups are taking in numerous pets displaced by the storm ― ones that got lost in the chaos, were left behind, or simply need temporary housing while their owners stay in evacuation shelters. Those groups include the SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive!, Dallas Animal Services and the San Antonio Humane Society.
A number of online fundraising sites have also been set up through GoFundMe, with donations benefiting everything from hurricane and disaster relief groups to animals and families in need. The full list of fundraisers can be viewed on GoFundMe’s Hurricane Harvey Relief page.
You can help animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey by donating at www.redrover.org/Harvey
(Last updated 8/29/17, 3:30 p.m. Pacific)