Tag Archives: Hurricane Harvey

Southwest Airlines Steps Up to Help Animals Caught in Hurricane

After the horrible news published earlier, I had to post this feel-good story from the Twitter feed of Southwest:

If you click on the photo, you’ll get to see all the great pictures they took, even if you don’t have a Twitter account.

Kudos to a fantastic humanitarian (animalitarian?) effort!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

AKC Reunite Announces Second Challenge Matching Grant to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Photo:  John Spink, Atlanta Journal Constitution.  The Atlanta Humane Society has taken in 100 animals to clear room in Houston shelters for storm refugees.
Photo: John Spink, Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Atlanta Humane Society has taken in 100 animals to clear room in Houston shelters for storm refugees.
From my mailbag today:

AKC Reunite is pleased to announce a second Challenge Grant has been created by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust, which will match donations to AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total amount of $10,000 from their trust to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading AKC Reunite Announces Second Challenge Matching Grant to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Rescuing Dogs from the Flood

Betty Walter

Photo by Betty Walter of Long Drive Dog and Cat Hospital in Houston. Here’s the caption from Betty’s facebook page:
To these amazing guys that help me and some of my neighbors dogs that I rescued. I was worried there was too many dogs on the boat and it would tipped over. I told them I would stay behind and for them to make 2 trips. They said NO we are taking all and you. We had 21 dogs on this boat. No place for any humans on this boat. We had to walk in water over my head to get out.

Please I am going to need help if you can donate. paypal.me/betty23

So many people and animals in need. I’m so glad Betty was able to find help to get her dogs out.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Emergency Plans

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With Harvey coming onshore in Texas, and looking like he’s there to stay for awhile, my thoughts turned to evacuation plans. If you stay in place, the American Red Cross recommends you plan on help not reaching you for at least three days after a disaster. That means you need food, water, medications, and supplies, not just for yourself, but for your animals, as well. So, here’s my question: have you planned for what you will do in the event of a disaster?

Do you have an emergency plan that includes your dog?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Red Cross Adds Pet-Friendly Corpus Christi Shelter

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If you haven’t yet found a place to ride out Hurricane Harvey, please be advised the Red Cross is opening a shelter that will accommodate your pets. The Weather Channel isn’t offering the shelter location, but I can give you this contact information for the Coastal Bend chapter: Continue reading Red Cross Adds Pet-Friendly Corpus Christi Shelter

Corpus Christi Pet Evacuation

If you are using the city of Corpus Christi’s evacuation services, you will be bused to San Antonio. The good news is, you can bring your pets with you.

It’s no longer necessary for your to risk your life riding out the storm simply because you don’t want to leave your pets behind.

Watch the video for an overview of the process.

If you’re not inside the city of Corpus Christi, check out this list from Pet Friendly Travel to see what your options are for sheltering your pets.

Stay safe!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Helping Animals in the Path of Hurricane Harvey

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If you’re thanking your lucky stars you don’t live in southeastern Texas, you might want to consider putting some money where your mouth is. Austin Pets Alive! is assisting shelters in the path of Harvey with getting as many animals as possible to safety. They need your help, including the following. Continue reading Helping Animals in the Path of Hurricane Harvey