We’ve issued another grant to a shelter on the front lines of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
SPCA of Brazoria County: $5,000
Staff and volunteers at the Lake Jackson, Texas, shelter have been working around the clock to rescue pets endangered and displaced by Hurricane Harvey. “We are serving as the intake shelter for pets rescued from the floodwaters of Southern Brazoria County, Texas,” says Executive Director Stacey Suazo. “We are also managing the companion-animal shelter for pets of displaced pet owners. Our shelter did not sustain wind damage from the hurricane, and we are not taking on water, so we are also pulling from other local impound facilities that are flooded.”
Already caring for more than 1,000 animals, including 300 owned pets taking refuge with their families at the county fairgrounds and more than 700 lost or adoptable pets at the shelter and in foster homes, staff are now faced with the daunting task of thoroughly cleaning dogs and cats rescued from contaminated waters in the towns of Sweeny and Holiday Lakes. Many of the incoming pets are sick or injured. Our grant funds will be used to provide vaccinations, antibiotics, spay/neuter, and other veterinary treatments.