Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help


We have all heard and seen the stories of devastation coming out of southeastern Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, including the harrowing rescue and relief efforts for lost, abandoned, or displaced pets.  The many organizations that are coordinating massive efforts to rescue, shelter, and assist these animals need your help.

Family Pet Animal Hospital has made financial donations to both the Anti-Cruelty Society (ACS) here in Chicago and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Houston SPCA).  The Anti-Cruelty Society is working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and opening their doors to help Houston area animal shelters make space for all the pets stranded by Hurricane Harvey.  The Houston SPCA has been working tirelessly to coordinate and execute disaster rescue, recovery, and relief efforts.

Many of you have been asking, “How can I help?”  Here are a few ways you can help the ongoing efforts:

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s list of ways to help, including donations, fostering, adopting, and volunteering can be found here.

The Houston SPCA is requesting help with volunteering, sheltering, or transporting, but from afar, they are accepting monetary donations and items from their Amazon wish list.

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team has been on the ground since before Harvey hit and is continuing to rescue and relocate pets in need.  You can text LOVE to 20222 to donate $10 to their Disaster Relief Fund or you can give through their website.

We are incredibly grateful to all the individuals and organizations working around the clock to help those in need.  Our hearts go out to the people and animals affected by this disaster.



All of us at Family Pet Animal Hospital