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Hurricane Ike (2008)
With one trailer, one faithful shelter buddy, one day to evacuate and about 80 animals to keep safe, the Bay Area Pet Shelter was determined to hold on to every paw as they evacuated from Hurricane Ike to a more friendlier place.Read more …
Katy area animal shelter needs volunteers, supplies
We don’t always think about animals that are displaced or injured during natural disasters such as Hurricane Ike, which has devastated the Houston and Galveston areas. Read more …
Katy Times News Article: Special Pals hosts special guests
More than 100 dogs and cats were evacuated from Bay Area Pet Adoptions in preparation for Hurricane Ike to the Special Pals location on Greenhouse Road, where they are temporarily residing alongside the Special Pals pets. All are awaiting adoption. Read more …
Donations Sought as Special Pals Animal Shelter
Takes in 100 Bay Area Homeless Pets
Houston, TX (September 18, 2008) — A Katy-area pet rescue shelter has opened its doors to help Bay Area Pet Adoption Shelter after it evacuated 100 animals from its San Leon location.
Special Pals on Greenhouse Road near Clay Road is now dealing with the sudden influx of animals, and it is also temporarily hosting the staff of the Bay Area shelter, who are working at the Special Pals location to care for the animals they brought in. Eventually, the Bay Area shelter will require new facilities, as three of its five buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Ike and the remainder may be uninhabitable.
It’s important to note that the animals evacuated are adoptable animals which had been in the care of the shelter, and are not lost or stray animals due to the storm.
Donations from the Katy and Houston community are urgently needed to help people and animals evacuated from San Leon, said Special Pals Executive Director Yvonne David. “We have plenty of pet food, but we didn’t expect to be hosting displaced people as well. We hope a local hotel might donate a few rooms for them so they can shower and sleep.”
What’s needed most:
Grocery store gift cards
Gasoline gift cards for animal rescue transportation due to a 120 mile round trip
Donated lunches or restaurant gift cards for volunteers
Furniture dollies to move animal crates
Heavy-duty dollies to move pet food bags and litter
Cat litter (clay only)
New Commercial Washers and Dryers
Lawn & garden carts (wagon style)
Plumber – drain cleaning
Minor building and kennel repairs
Storage containers – Bay Area
Mini Mobil Buildings with A/C – Bay Area
Land & tree removal – Bay Area
Note: donations of pet food are not needed at this time
For additional information and donation opportunities, please contact Special Pals, 281-579-7387 or visit www.specialpalsshelter.org or Bay Area Pet Adoptions at firstname.lastname@example.org and visitwww.bayareapetadoptions.org.