Thanks to Kat5 Rescue for keeping us aware of the troubles facing Texas’ humans and pets. If you want to help those so horribly affected by the recent floods, read through this piece for a list of needed items.
TX: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs
The rain has not let up in Texas, yet authorities say animal rescue is under control.
By Susan Meyer: Executive Director of KAT 5 Animal Rescue
The Red Cross & the National Guard are in Texas helping residents. KAT 5 Animal Rescue has spoken with the authorities in the hardest hit areas in Texas regarding animal needs.
Marble Falls, Fort Worth, Weatherford, Granbury & Austin, Texas authorities, on June 30 2007, said that for now everything is under control & no volunteers are needed for search and rescue of animals.
Dog Trainer 911 & Pet Spa will board any dogs in need of temporary lodging free of charge while owners get settled after the flood, Ginger Eways of Mission Granbury reported. For information about flood victims check out www.redcross.org
According to Hood County News Online, the Hood County Senior Center has opened as a flood victim shelter. It can hold 200 people and is also taking pets. It is located on E. Moore Steet in Granbury. For more information, call 817-573-5533.
Haltom City authorities are reassessing needs & will update. They are grateful to those who have donated supplies & funds.
“Only four resident’s dogs are still in boarding waiting for the owners to come back for them”, said Kimberly Mikkelson Kennel Tech at Haltom City Animal Control today.
An update on Gainsville Texas’ pet needs was unavailable. They were looking for adopters & fosters to ease their brimming shelter, Noah’s Ark, last week. They ask that interested people call them directly.
How you can help:
Adopting and fostering for Noahs Ark SPCA/Humane Society
Noahs Ark Phone: 940-665-9800
Volunteers needed for transport of supplies from Dallas area to Haltom City. Please call KAT 5, 972-898-3300
Supplies can be sent to:
– Puppy food: any brand, 20 bags dry
– Cat litter: 15 bags
– Cat food: 10 bags dry
– Kitten food:10 bags dry, 20 cans wet
– Dog food: 15 bags dry
– Pee pads like used in rest homes: not disposable
– Leashes: nylon slip ones, 15
– Collars for dogs: 20
– Cat bowls one quart, stainless steel with ring to clip to cage (20)
– Bowls, 3 quart stainless steel (20)
– Cat litter pans, smallest, fit in kennel, plastic (20)
– Cat beds, smaller ones (25)
– Dog chews, rawhide
– Dewormer liquid D/120 – 20 bottles (dogs)
– Dewormer Praziquatal – 10 bottles (cats)
– Flea spray case of 12 oz Addams (for dogs & cats)
Texas residents needing assistance with their pets affected by the recent flooding may call KAT 5 for assistance.
KAT 5 Animal Rescue