Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are a part of life for us here on the Outer Banks and we know how exhausting and scary even a little bit of flooding can be, but the damage caused in Texas and Louisiana is on a scale that is barely comprehensible to those of us not living through it. We’ve put together a list of reputable organizations that are working to save horses on the ground in the affected areas, and we encourage you to donate what you can and share this list with others too. If you’d like to add to this list, please shoot us an email and we’ll update with links as we receive them.
You can download a PDF containing all of this information HERE.
ASSISTING HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS
FACEBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT from COROLLA WILD HORSE FUND:
ABOVE LINK LEADS TO BELOW LIST (WHICH WE WILL BE ADDING MORE INFORMATION TO):
UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE OF THIS CATASTROPHE:
SEE A MAP, PLACED UPON WHERE YOU LIVE:
LOST & FOUND HORSES
Stolen Horse International (Net Posse)
PO Box 1341, Shelby, NC 28151
A) OFFERING FREE ASSISTANCE TO HORSES AND PETS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY: https://netposse.com/newsviewer.asp?id=3799&P=1&cat=General
B) EXAMPLE OF A DISASTER REPORT:
C) HOW TO:
1) LOG IN TO REGISTER, THEN FILE A MISSING HORSE REPORT: https://netposse.com/login.asp
2) SEARCH FOR A MISSING HORSE: https://netposse.com/reports.asp
3) DONATE: https://netposse.com/donate.asp?type=1
Flyers are posted as Lost/Found. They are then distributed across the internet to a large following of equestrians.
These equestrians will then be on the lookout, as well as watch auction pipelines for stolen equines.
VOLUNTEER EQUESTRIANS WHO ARE ASSISTING EQUINES
FLEET OF ANGELS:
Equestrians networking to assist horses in need, across North America.
- A) INTERACTIVE MAP OF HORSEMEN IN USA: http://www.fleetofangels.org/map-of-angels
- B) HOW TO:
1) REQUEST ASSISTANCE: http://www.fleetofangels.org/request-assistance
2) OFFER ASSISTANCE: http://www.fleetofangels.org/offer-to-helpShipping
- C) DIRECTORY (Quarantine Facilities, Shipping, Emergency Foster, etc.) http://www.fleetofangels.org/directory
- D) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FleetOfAngels/
FACEBOOK: LIVE DATA & COORDINATION BY EQUESTRIANS:
Hurricane Harvey Horse Helpers Directory:
Being set up now. Register on this form: https://tinyurl.com/EastTXHorseHelpersFORM
Will provide searchable tabs that include Trailering, Horse Housing and Care, Feed and Supply Banks, Rescuers with Boats, and more.
East Texas Evacuation/ Disaster Relief Network:
HAY HOT LINES:
Please provide your name, phone number, location and type of hay or feed to be donated and whether you have transportation.
Please note there is no Fire Ant restriction to bring hay into the affected Counties. However, please read the page!
Texas Department of Agriculture: Has a “Hay Hot Line” for equines in need. Working with Texas A&M.
CONTACT: Jessica Escobar (512) 803-7847 Jessica.Escobar@TexasAgriculture.gov
CONTACT: Patrick Dudley, Coordinator for Agriculture Commodity Boards and Producer Relations
(512) 787-9966 Patrick.Dudley@TexasAgriculture.gov
Texas A&M Horseman’s Association:
Fund Raising on “Go Fund Me” to purchase hay for evacuated horses.
LIST OF SHELTERS (EQUINES & PETS)
Animal Shelter List: By County, sent out from the State of Texas: http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/emergency/TAHC_SheltersHoldingFacilities.pdf
A message about the above list of animal shelters:
1) CALL FIRST: This is not a comprehensive list. The availability and capacity of shelters and holding facilities can change often. Call the facility at the contact number listed below, to check availability.
2) EQUINE: If you are seeking shelter for horses only, contact Texas Equine Veterinary Association at 254-449-1974.
3) CALL 2-1-1: If you are seeking a large or small animal shelter or holding facility, in an area that is not listed.
Or contact the emergency management department in the area
LIST OF DAMAGED SHELTERS THAT NEED FUNDING TO RECOVER AND OPERATE:
VETERINARIAN GROUPS ON THE GROUND:
American Veterinary Medical Association: Veterinarians are stepping up to help.
Hot Line (such as seeing animals running loose): 512-719-0799
Trying to create comprehensive contact lists of facilities accepting livestock etc.
Providing disaster reimbursement grants.
Give at AVMF.org/Donate using the AVMF Code “Disaster Relief” to designate your money for this fund.
Animal disaster plans and resources by State:
American Equine Practitioners: Sending Veterinarians and Assistants to provide support:
1) Equine Disaster Relief Fund, AAEP Foundation, 4033 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511; (800) 443-0177 (U.S. only) or (859) 233-0147.
2) If you wish to offer assistance with supplies or other resources, please email Keith Kleine at email@example.com and you will be contacted with further instructions.
3) To send financial support: https://foundation.aaep.org/form/foundation-donation
Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA): Collecting donations to assist. https://texasequineva.com/hurricane-harvey-relief/
EQUESTRIAN GROUPS ON THE GROUND OR FINANCING RESCUE WORK:
United States Equestrian Federation:
Vicki Lowell: firstname.lastname@example.org
List from Eventing Nation:
Habitat For Horses.org
Requesting Hay Donations for feeding horses being rescued from floods.
P.O. Box 3767, Houston, TX 77253-3767
Houston SPCA: Hurricane Harvey Horse Response Fund
900 Portway Dr., Houston, TX 77024
Animal Emergency Response Hotline 713-861-3010
Humane Society of North Texas
(Partnered with Equine Rescue Network). Setting up mobile shelters.
Has a horse and livestock fund.
Livestock Coordinator: email@example.com
Equine Rescue Network:
(Partnered with Humane Society of North Texas). Setting up mobile shelters.
370 Middleton Road, Boxford, MA, 01921 978-273-8469
Virginian Quarantine Barn, Louisa, VA 540-207-8540
Texas Quarintine Barn, Kauffman, TX 978-273-8469
Cross Fire Equine Rescue:
Needs funds to cover: Sand, shavings, feed. Can direct funds to their feed store.
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
On the ground in Texas.
Make a gift to the Disaster Relief Fund:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Best Friends volunteers, especially those with animal handling experience, will be notified in the coming days of specific needs and how to support our work or that of our partners as soon as the situation on the ground warrants.
Disaster Response Team:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
Has Animal Rescue Team, working in Texas and Louisiana. Taking 50’ emergency truck and other equipment. Delivering 100,000 pounds of emergency food to pets and owners.
Code 3 Associates:
1530 Skyway Drive
Longmont, CO 80504
On the ground in Texas; does Swiftwater Rescue etc.
Code 3 Associates is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing professional technical animal rescue and recovery to communities affected by man-made or natural disasters. We respond upon an official request for assistance from local Emergency Managers or jurisdictional authorities in charge of the animal rescue operations during a disaster.
Code 3′s Riders on the Storm Animal Rescue Team and BART (Big Animal Rescue Truck) are ready to assist and support agencies during those incidents or events that exceed or severely challenge the agencies’ ability to provide basic response services.
TLAER (Technical Large Animal Emergency Response)
Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, Georgia.
Authoritative discussion regarding self-deployment, if you are trying to go to Texas and assist. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tlaer/
GROUPS COORDINATING RESCUE WORK:
Emergency phone line for assistance in rescuing animals.
Texas Animal Health:
Government organization 512-719-0700.
Command Center for Hurricane Harvey: 512-719-0799
Quarter Horse News:
Is listing those in need.
If you or someone you know is in need of help with horses or livestock, please email:
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