On behalf of the North American Veterinary Community, our hearts are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. We encourage you to join us in support of the relief efforts in any way you can. Here are 5 ways you can help:
Texas is issuing temporary emergency veterinary licenses to all eligible, out-of-state practitioners to help provide relief during the Harvey aftermath. If you can help, learn more and apply now.
Your financial contributions, large or small will make a difference for these organizations as they help evacuate pets and take in hundreds of animals that need continued care and shelter during their time of displacement. Recommended organizations that need your support include: Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund • SPCA of Texas • Austin Pets Alive! • Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Foundation • Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund
Many disaster relief organizations are in need of your support. Donate to the Salvation Army, which provides ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers, or to the United Way Relief Fund or Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of those affected. The Greater Houston Community Foundation has also established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent flooding.
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and is encouraging donors to make an appointment today.
Join us in our effort to spread the word and round-up support among the veterinary community and beyond. Here are some recommendations of things you can post on your social media pages: