There are so many dogs who need our help. Dogs have been stranded, abandoned and lost during the hurricanes. Humane societies are in need of donations, many rescues were damaged or unable to keep their dogs in the rescue organization and other rescue organizations had to help and are now overloaded. We can help with even a small donation to a humane society or rescue organization. This does not have to be money but can even be items we have just sitting around in our homes.
Amber L. Drake published an article with Jamestown Post-Journal about dogs who need help due to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. To read her article, please visit the Post-Journal article, “Hurricane Dogs” here.
Drake has also created a Facebook Group for those who know of dogs who need homes or are missing their dog to post to. You can find the Hurricane Dogs Facebook Page here.
Jacksonville and Houston are in Need of Donations
Drake has outlined two Humane Societies in great need:
The Houston Humane Society (houstonhumane.org) is in need of:
- Puppy food (dry and canned)
- Dog food (dry and canned)
- Towels (new or used)
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Cotton balls
- Bath mats
- Dog treats
- Baby wipes
The address for the Houston Humane Society is P.O. Box 450528, Houston, TX 77245.
In Florida, the Jacksonville Humane Society (jaxhumane.org) has also been severely affected. Some of the items Jacksonville Humane Society is in need of include:
- Dog crates
- Puppy milk replacement
- Dog beds
- Plain wire shower curtain hooks
- Kong toys
If you would like to send materials to Jacksonville Humane Society, items may be sent to 1821 Foster Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32216