We Are Thinking of Hurricane Harvey’s VictimsPosted on August 28, 2017
With continuing news of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and other Gulf Coast communities, our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this disaster.
We hope that anyone evacuating or sheltering in place (where safe) can stay united with their human and nonhuman family. It is all too common for companion animals to be displaced in the chaos and danger of natural disasters of this magnitude.
We are all heartbroken watching the impact of the storm unfolding on news and social media, and hearing reports from our friends and family in the region. We want everyone affected to know that we are thinking of you.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges every family to consider animals in their disaster preparedness plans. The internet offers many very useful resources including information on caring for pets during an emergency and what to take with you if you have to evacuate.