Rescuers Haven’t Forgotten About Cats In The Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on August 30, 2017

These stories will touch your heart and remind you of all the wonderful people in the world.

A clip of six crated cats getting rescued is circulating. Although they are cold and scared, these kitties are safe, thanks to the caring rescuers who refused to leave them behind.

It’s a true testament to the fact that in times of trouble, people always seem to band together for good. And it’s not just about helping other humans – it’s about saving the lives of animals, too.

It’s not specified where these kitties are going, but chances are, they’re headed to one of the amazing shelters that are working around the clock to save animals from the flood waters and take in four-legged refugees.

One of those organizations is Austin Pets Alive! (APA!). They’ve already saved over 400 animals from Hurricane Harvey, and their rescue efforts are far from over. Click here for more information on how to donate or help in other ways.

The SPCA of Texas, which is located in Dallas, is also helping tremendously with rescue efforts. Not only are they taking in evacuees, they’re caring for over 100 cats from a shelter in Corpus Christi, which they preemptively took in before the storm hit. They’re also sending helpers and supplies to a shelter for both humans and their pets, making sure all the four-legged family members get the care they need. If you’d like to donate, click here.

Remember, you can help people and animals in the wake of this disaster whether or not you live in Texas. Also, keep an eye on your local shelters, as many now-homeless pets are being transported to different facilities across the country.

Our hearts are with all the people, pets, and animals whose lives are turned upside down by this natural disaster. We also want to commend all the rescuers out there who are working tirelessly to save as many lives as they can.