dogs swimmingHurricane Harvey has created great destruction in Texas, where many people and animals have been forced out of their homes.

Many people had to leave their homes with just the clothes on their backs, making basic supplies like soap, clean water and food a luxury.

Below are some ways that you can help support the victims. Many of these people have lost everything and they are very grateful for dry clothes and a meal.

Pet Friendly Evacuation Shelters

If you are in a situation where you have to leave your home to evacuate, please take your pets with you. If it is not safe for you to stay, it is not safe for them to stay.

Many shelters and motels today will accommodate you and your pets, especially in an emergency situation.

SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is providing disaster relief for pets affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. You can donate here, and help provide support to the many pets that are in need.

Many animal shelters are gathering supplies and driving them to Texas where the need is so great. Many of these shelters are bringing back animals with them to provide room for the many pets that have nowhere to go.

Red Cross

The Red Cross is on the ground in Texas helping the many victims of the horrific flooding. You can click here to donate through the Red Cross.

Other Ways to Donate

Click here to read an article on the Houston Chronicle newspaper‘s website that talks about the many ways to donate and help.

It talks about the current items needed at the various shelters in Texas that are housing, feeding and clothing the many victims.

It also talks about the various shelters and their need for volunteers. Some areas have an abundance of volunteers while other areas are in need.

There are many organizations, churchs, and businesses listed and what their current needs are so they can support the victims and fulfill their needs.

Lives can change in the blink of an eye like it has for so many in Texas. It warms my heart to see so many generous people donating and raising money and supplies for those in need.

During a time like this is when an evacuation kit can come in handy and provide a quick way to leave your home with the basic supplies that you will need to survive. Learn more about an evacuation kit here.