In the late evening of August 25th, hurricane harvey made landfall in Rockport, TX and began tearing a path of destruction which affected nearly half of the population of Texas. two weeks later, after Billions of dollars in damage, thousands left homeless, and millions left to clean up in the wake of the storm and flood waters, the recovery efforts continue.
it was an honor to work with some of the amazing people at Austin Pets Alive, Rescued Pets Movement, and houston barc, all of whom worked with an astonishing array of foster parents and other volunteers from all over the u.s. in order to transport animals in need out of the floods as well as to provide much needed veterinary care.
from there, pets were triaged by a veterinarian and given much needed medical care as well as vaccines, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention in order to minimize disease transmission. They were housed in their individual kennels, given food, water, walked by countless amazing volunteers, and placed in front of fans to keep them cool until transport.