We've continued to blog about the rescue and shelter information coming out of the Texas and Gulf Coast areas over at Rescue Me.
And we've been getting a lot of emails about how folks can help. There are a few organizations that we frequently come across that are on the forefront of helping during these disasters. One is Best Friends Animal Society, the others are the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the other is the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). There are other organizations helping rescue, shelter and rehome pets and other animals during the recent hurricanes. You can read about them on Rescue Me.
If you are looking to help out the pups and other animals in need we highly recommend any one of these wonderful organizations. A quick Google search will direct you to their home page, where you can find information on how to donate to their rescue efforts.
Each one of them has amazing disaster preparedness and readiness programs, and have helped thousands and thousands of animals and pets during these recent disasters and of course, Katrina.
Our hearts have been heavy as we've blogged about these pups and other animals over at Rescue Me, this past week or two. The stories, the images - sometimes they can just be too much.
And, we are still hearing stories of our friends that don't have power, have been flooded, and are visiting their sheltered pets at humane societies, while they stay at the two legger shelters. I can't imagine what all the two and four leggers will have to overcome throughout the coming weeks and months for their lives to be back to some semblance of normal. The clean up, water damage repair from a restoration company, the filing of government assistance, and even possible relocation, will be going on for many weeks, months to come.
Much has changed from what we blogged about during Katrina. Improvements, awareness, and action have helped many more animals this year. Education is still important, but it's really great to see a move in a positive direction for animals during disasters.
We are keeping everyone in our doggie prayers!