When I had originally sat down to write this post last week, I had a completely different topic in mind. Earlier this week, I began typing up a post similar to something I had shared back in November shortly after the election, after another frustrating week of political turmoil. While those causes are still dear to me (and I will have that post up soon), and something I will continue to advocate for, the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in south Texas had me switch gears and I felt it a lot more necessary to lend a hand where I could with this catastrophic event, rather than talk about something else. The images I have seen shared across the news and social media have been absolutely heartbreaking. While there have been some outstanding relief efforts made by the Red Cross, and several other organizations, I wanted to share a few that specifically focused on aiding the animals and pets who have hurt, lost, or misplaced due to the hurricane. Be that my pets are my entire world, I can not imagine the grief or worry the impacted pet owners feel if they have lost or cannot currently provide for their animal amidst the circumstances. Consider donating or sharing these organizations if you can. Every little bit helps!
Where to donate:
A lot of SPCA and vet offices have offered to collect donations/food/supplies/foster care, so check your local SPCA and vet’s websites/Facebook pages to see if they are collecting!
Organizations assisting with lost or misplaced pets:
(Also great sources if you are looking to foster a lost or abandoned pet as well)
If you are unable to donate resources or funds, another great way to help is liking and sharing these organizations on social media! Spreading the word and extending a charitable cause’s reach is extremely beneficial, and can bring a lot of welcome attention! If you are looking to create your own event by way of bringing attention to a cause, Eventbrite is an excellent resource to help organize and manage your cause, as well as making it easily accessible for others to contribute.