On Friday, then Hurricane Harvey began its path of destruction on the eastern coast of Texas, a storm that so far has claimed at least one life and has displaced thousands of people.
Rescues are taking place around the clock, including displaced pets, Efforts are underway to provide people with the resources they need to survive the storm, and the pets haven’t been forgotten.
When North Haven Police Officer Val Queiroga and his wife Gina, who run North Haven Police Union Rescue K-911, heard about the need, they immediately arranged to collect donations for Texas pets.
“There is a transport truck that is bringing rescued dogs to the Elizabeth Shelter in New Jersey. They are going to drop the dogs off and then bring supplies back down to Texas,” they posted on Facebook on Sunday.
“If anyone would like to donate anything for these babies, they are in need of food, blankets, bowls, flea and tick medicine, etc,” they said.
The couple is arranging to bring donations they collect over the next few days to New Jersey, where they will be loaded on the truck that will be headed to Texas.
“The animals need us!” they said.
Donations can be dropped off at Bagelicious Bagels of Cheshire at 945 South Main Street Cheshire or at the North Haven Police Department at 18 Church St.
Dozens of pets that were in animal shelters in the affected areas in Texas are being brought to other parts of the country in order to free up room in the shelters for the pets found in storm areas.
Austin Pets Alive, a Texas rescue, is accepting monatary donations to go toward caring for displaced pets. You can donate here.
To help the human victims of the storm, visit the American Red Cross website.