Thankfully, there were improved plans in place before the recent hurricanes hit, but I'm reminded that plenty of pets still need help in the storms' aftermath.
Shelters including the Houston Humane Society and the Galveston Island Humane Society are working around the clock to photograph all the arriving animals to help keep track of the pets, and locate their owners. Much of the area is still without running water, electricity or gas . . . but the stray and injured animals keep on coming!

In addition to accepting monetary donations online, if you're local to these areas (or any place affected by the storms), don't be shy about stopping in to volunteer or bring by some much-appreciated goods. To see the items on the shelter's wish list, read more.

  • Towels
  • Batteries (especially 9 volt)
  • Crates of ALL sizes
  • Tarps
  • Bungee Cords
  • Bottled Water
  • Cat Litter
  • King Size Kong toys for dogs
  • Rabbit Food — Timothy Hay pellets or Timothy Hay
  • Small TVs with built in VCR/DVD
  • Soft Chewable Dog Treats
  • Current Key Maps
  • Disposable Rubber Gloves
  • Digital Cameras
  • 8- and 12-Inch Cable Ties (50 lb strength)
  • Newspapers
  • Food for Hamsters, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, and Gerbils
  • Halters — small and medium size
  • Fly Spray and Masks
  • Thrush Medicine
  • Mucking Forks/rakes

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