Texas Critters Need Our Help – Urgently!!

Hey Corgi friends. No cute corgi butt pics today. We are checking in to ask for your help for our critter friends and family in Houston and on the Texas Gulf coast who are in real trouble because of Hurricane Harvey. The bipeds have compiled a list of organizations that are helping make sure all the animals get taken care of. The list below will start with local organizations and then will have some other groups based elsewhere but who are providing enormous assistance on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Our cousins Kyia and Dogger (and their biped, Tracey, mom’s cousin) also knows some local peeps doing great work and we will mention them at the end.

Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has compiled a list of reputable, highly rated charities operating in Houston and environs. They have included charities caring for the animals impacted by Harvey.

This is their short list for human and animal aid local to the disaster: “If you’re looking for a local charity to support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey please consider Houston SPCA, Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, or San Antonio Humane Society. These highly-rated organizations are located in the most-affected areas and are providing support to individuals and animals.” There are so many though that are doing great, lifesaving work.

If we have it, we will give you a website, the Charity Navigator star rating and the GuideStar level for transparency. GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. The GuideStar level reflects the transparency score of the organization.

The need is huge but so is the heart of our community. Even if you cannot donate at this time, just send some positive woofs Texas way.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this and for considering helping the critters in HoUSton.

Houston SPCA
Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is the Gulf Coast’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. They are doing so much we just can’t summarize it here – please check out their page.
http://www.houstonspca.org/programs-and-services/disaster-services.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5a29s–B1gIVA2p-Ch0HcgTwEAAYASAAEgI_Q_D_BwE
Guide Star listed – Silver level
Charity Navigator – 4 star, 84% of funds go to programs

Austin Pets Alive!
Shelter in Austin taking in displaced animals from Houston and ALL the surrounding communities impacted by Harvey. So far they have taken in 600 animals and more on the way.
https://www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuations/
Guide star listed – Gold level
Charity navigator – not rated yet but now eligible

San Antonio Pets Alive
Shelter in San Antonio taking in displaced animals from Houston and ALL the surrounding communities impacted by Harvey. Check out how they are doing it:
http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey/
Guide star listed – Gold level
Charity navigator – not rated because they do not have 7 years of data to submit yet

San Antonio Humane Society
The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a nonprofit, no-kill organization that shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates approximately 5,000 animals every year. They are coordinating fostering animals displaced by Harvey and taking in Houston shelter dogs to allow displaced pets to remain close to where their families are.
https://sahumane.org/hurricane-harvey/hurricane-harvey/hurricane-harvey
Guide Star listed – Platinum level
Charity Navigator – 3 star, 80% of funds go to programs

American Humane
American Humane has provided lifesaving animal first responder assistance at the sites of virtually every major national disaster response, from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

Today, American Humane proudly remains the first to serve animals whenever and wherever they’re in need. Our emergency first-response units and fleet of state-of-the-art rescue vehicles are prepared and always ready to deploy on a moment’s notice to rescue animals in danger.
https://www.americanhumane.org/
Guide Star listed – Gold level
Charity Navigator 3 stars, 80% of funds go to programs

Wings of Rescue
Wings of Rescue is a donation based charity, flying large numbers of at risk healthy pets long distances from over crowded, high intake shelters to our network of no-kill Humane Societies and rescue organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 2012, Wings of Rescue has a squadron of volunteer pilots flying the rescue missions in their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes.
The home page is linked below but their Facebook page has much more info on how they are helping animals affected by Harvey.
https://www.wingsofrescue.org/
Guide star listed – Bronze level
Charity navigator – not rated because they do not have 7 years of data to submit yet

Our cousins in the Houston are animal lovers and rescuers on a small, intimate scale. We won’t tell you how many cats DeDe alone has rescued because…. well… cats. ‘Nuff said. Really we do like cats. And DeDe rescues tons of dogs too. Ha ha. Cats just don’t understand how to play with corgis so we have to chase them. Cousin Tracey aids and abets DeDe’s rescue practice. She also fosters street dogs rescued in some of the worst areas of Houston. She has worked with the following organizations/individuals and this is her recent message to mom:

“Thank you!
Here are a few animal rescues near and dear to my heart –
The rescue where I got Dodger is this one. I also know Tiffany very well and she has spent over $3000 of her own money in the last month helping rescue animals-
Chip n Snip
http://PayPal.me/tiffanygsdrescuer
I have also worked with this rescue in the last year right before Sash died and helped them with fostering three dogs. They help ship unwanted and homeless dogs up to the north that would otherwise be put down in the south because of breed, no interest, etc.
Ruff to Rescue Express
http://www.youcaring.com/harveyanimalrelieffund
Any amount is appreciated and thanks for asking for good rescue groups out here helping with animals through the hurricane”

A little more info and any website addresses are listed below as well as another group Sue’s cousin has worked with/supported.

Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project
http://forgottendogs.org/

Chip n Snip
They can be found on Facebook; not a 501 (c) 3
Donation site is linked in Tracey’s message above

Ruff to Rescue Express
https://www.rufftorescueexpress.org/
501 (c) 3 status is in progress
Donation site is linked in Tracey’s message above

Thanks party peeps for reading this LONG post. We love you!

Keepin’ it real,

Megwyn and Super D

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