Assistance For Pets After Harvey

In the wake of Harvey, Special Pals Animal Shelter in Katy is offering several services for animals and their families after the storm.

Special Pals is located at 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston TX 77084. The shelter is open Tuesday thru Thursday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

PET SUPPLIES
If you need food or supplies for your animals, please stop by Special Pals during open hours. The Katy community has been unbelievably generous and Special Pals has plenty of pet food, bedding, and other supplies to share to those in need.

DISPLACED FAMILIES
Special Pals has space to board dogs that need temporary housing while their families recover from damages caused by Harvey. Please email Special Pals or stop by the shelter to get more information about emergency relief boarding for dogs.

LOST & FOUND PETS
Since the storm began, Special Pals has taken in about 25 animals that did not have microchips or ID tags. Special Pals is committed to keeping these guys close by to make it easier for families to reunite. If you are missing your family member, please come see if they may be at the shelter.

The folks at Katy, TX Lost and Found Pets are working around the clock to post photos of lost and found pets to their Facebook page.

Best Friends Animal Society, a national no-kill organization, has partnered with Austin Pets Alive and several local organizations to set up a mobile command center at Montgomery County Fair Grounds. They have reunited hundreds of animals with their families, and volunteers are caring for more at the fair grounds. Visit the Best Friends Animal Society website for more information.

VOLUNTEERS
Keep in touch with Special Pals on their Facebook page for updates on volunteer opportunities and needs. Their supply cabinets are overflowing with food, but cleaning supplies and storage containers are still in need. Check out their Harvey recovery Amazon wish list for suggestions.

More about Special Pals: Founded in 1979 and located in Katy since the 1990s, Special Pals is Houston’s longest-running no-kill animal shelter. Special Pals is committed to making a measurable and sustainable difference for animals in the Greater Houston community by offering affordable pet care services; rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming companion animals; and providing education about responsible pet ownership. Visit Special Pals Animal Shelter for more information and how you can help.

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