Tons of Pet Products and Medical Supplies Being Shipped to Houston and Surrounding Areas to Help Hurricane Harvey Pets in Need

The needs of families and pets impacted by Harvey are still developing and we are very grateful for the outpouring of support from the pet industry.

In an unprecedented collaborative effort, pet store and veterinary hospital groups, manufacturers and distributors and associations and organizations within the pet industry are pooling their resources and working with lead disaster and shelter officials to coordinate logistics of providing much needed supplies including sharing warehouses, facilities and distribution centers for storage until affected areas can be accessed. They are also tapping resources to help provide vehicles and helicopters to assist with evacuations and providing financial assistance to rescue organizations. The group has developed a public map of locations where open animal hospitals and supplies can be found and will regularly update as conditions change here: http://www.petleadershipcouncil.org.

“The Pet Leadership Council was founded just under three years ago, for this very reason; so that we as a united industry can work on issues that affect the health and well-being of companion animals in our country,” said Bob Vetere. “Each and every one of the Pet Leadership Council members, as well as others in the pet community, are making Houston and surrounding affected areas a priority and we’re aligning our efforts to ensure that we’re all doing so in the most efficient manner.”

“The needs of families and pets impacted by Harvey are still developing and we are very grateful for the outpouring of support from the pet industry,” Cory Price, Animal Services Manager for the City of Irving.

Below is a current overview of the pet industry’s animal assistance in Houston and surrounding areas, what the public can do to get involved and how those in need can access assistance provided. These supplies will help shelters and pet owners with the long term recovery. Updates will be listed on the PLC website as efforts evolve and can be accessed in real time. http://www.petleadershipcouncil.org.

American Humane Association’s animal first responders are leading two deployments in the disaster area. They are providing rescue rigs, rescue staff, and trained first responder volunteers. They are also…

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