Truck load of food donated by Operation Kindness to help hurricane victims.
Spay Neuter Network Clinic Operations Director, Jen Chavez, vaccinating a puppy at Houston Pets Alive!
Spay Neuter Network Executive Director, Bonnie Hill, unloading supplies at the pet supply center organized by Mutt Mesh Animal Rescue in south Texas.
Jake, the dog transferred to Dallas to find a home through EARS.
Bonnie Hill and Jen Chavez vaccinating at cat at Houston Pets Alive!
Today, Spay Neuter Network (SNN) deployed a second team to the Houston-area to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. Working alongside our friends at Animal Investigations and Rescue (A.I.R) and the Humane Society of the United States at the Humane Society of Houston, SNN staff provided more than 80 animals with vaccines, heartworm tests, and FeLV tests to prepare them for transfer. These animals, which are strays that were impacted by the massive storm, are being transported to shelters in other areas to make room for the pets that continue to arrive and crowd the shelter.
On Saturday, September 2nd, we were contacted by our friends at Rockwall Pets who asked for our assistance with adoptable dogs and cats they had brought up from south Texas shelters to make room for owned pets impacted by the hurricane. We spent the day vaccinating animals and providing them with the health certificates they needed in order to be transferred to shelters in northern states for adoption.On Monday, September 4th, we partnered with our friends at Operation Kindness and Petco to help pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey near Houston. Our team transported thousands of dollars’ worth of pet food from the Operation Kindness food pantry and dozens of crates from the Petco located in the Casa Linda shopping center in Dallas to pet supply distribution centers set up for flood victims who had lost all of their pet care supplies. We also visited a Houston Pets Alive recovery center where we helped administer vaccinations and medications to animals in need.We then visited the Houston SPCA to loaded up animals that could be transferred to partners in North Texas, we found that all of the adoptable animals in need had been relocated earlier that day. That’s when we met Jake who was being surrendered by his owner to the over-extended shelter. To assist the shelter, we transported the sweet pup back to North Texas with us and he will find a loving home with our partners at EARS in Dallas.This trip was made possible by the donations of our amazing supporters like you and a grant from The Petco Foundation.
Spay Neuter Network is still on stand by and we expect to deploy again to the gulf region in the upcoming weeks either to transport additional supplies or provide veterinary care with the Hope Mobile, our mobile surgical hospital.
We will post video episodes of our Labor Day Weekend efforts as well as information about our upcoming response efforts on our Facebook page and here on our website.
While our efforts so far have made a lifesaving impact, the needs of animals in Houston are far from over – we expect the fallout of Hurricane Harvey to last for months to come. We need your help to ensure that we are ready to jump into action when we receive the next plea for help.
You can help fund our next Hurricane Harvey relief trip by donating to our Disaster Relief Fund below:
VIDEO SERIES: SPAY NEUTER NETWORK’S HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS