JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – People from all over are helping one another out after Hurricane Harvey, and that includes helping our four-legged family members.
Several Northeast Florida non-profits are joining together to help rescue animals in danger in Texas.
The situation is dire for these animals. Several rescues were made in the Houston area. Officials in Texas have said their teams are facing a back log of calls from devastated owners who've become separated from their pets. Shelters are also taking in a lot more animals than they typically do and supplies are needed.
How you can help:
Anyone who would like to help with donations can drop off supplies at the following locations.
1. Pet Supplies Plus
977 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
2. Pet Supermarket
609 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250
3. Pet Supermarket
12740 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville FL 32225
4. Saint Francis Animal Hospital
2727 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Several organizations including Florida Urgent Rescue, Inc. (FUR), Saint Francis Animal Hospital
Wanda Cares Dog Rescue, Pitstop Pit Bull, Rescue Transport, and Helping Hounds Project are working together to bring supplies to Texas shelters. They will also bring animals back from flooded areas. Homemade Hounds Bed & Biscuit will also assist with boarding. SAFE Pet Rescue and Paw Prints Pet Crematory are also making trips to Texas. FUR has set up a YouCaring account for those interested in donating to the effort.
There is also a crowdfunding site to help in this mission. More information can be found here for anyone who wants to help with transport and vet expenses.