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Palm Beach County animal rescue groups provide relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 08:43:00-04

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, local animal rescue groups in hospitals are stepping up to help animals displaced by the storm.

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Pet Haven Rescue in Loxahatchee is organizing a trip to Houston.

Volunteers are looking to bring food and supplies to animals in need.

The rescue also plans on taking animals from shelters in the area, so those shelters in turn can take in more animals that are need of help.

As they make their way back to Florida, Pet Haven will then drop off the animals to other shelters in the region.

 

"What started of as literally an idea yesterday morning has just kinda spiraled, which is so exciting," says Jessica Nicodemo with Pet Haven.

Other organizations are stepping up to help as well.

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue in Royal Palm Beach and Tri-County animal shelter in Boca Raton are also sending supplies and volunteers to Houston.

The Tri County animal shelter says donations are pouring in, as they prepare to load up a trailer with pet supplies and make the 2,000 plus mile trip to Houston.

"Hopefully we can make multiple trips, depending on what our resources allow," says Tri-County operations manager Allen Trowbridge.

Peter Torres with Justin Bartlett says they have a plan in place as well. 

"The goal is to bring them here, to our location, to the hospital have the vet triage them and then put them in a foster home," Torres says. 

Torres says they could always use more fosters. 

"If you're able to foster, step up, step up to the plate." 

Here's information on how you can help each organization:

Pet Haven:

  • ITEMS IN NEED INCLUDE:
  • TOWELS
  • BLEACH
  • DOG FOOD
  • CAT FOOD
  • CAT LITTER
  • BOTTLED WATER
  • FLASHLIGHTS
  • DOG BOWLS​
  • TRASH BAGS
  • TARPS
  • ROPE
  • ANIMAL CRATES (prefer collapsible)
  • RUBBER BOOTS
  • WADING PANTS
  • HAZMAT SUITS
  • CHAINSAW

Monetary donations can also be made here.

Please drop off any donations before Sunday at the following drop off location:

1) 12874 Bryan Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470 (please drop at gate)

2) 8401 Lake Worth Road, Suite 105, Lake Worth, FL 33467 (Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm)

For more info, contact Jessica Nicodemo at jessica@petdentalservices.com

Tri- County Animal Shelter

This charity is collecting donations for the animals in Houston who are suffering from the aftermath of Harvey.

A trailer donated by Horses & Hounds Charity is at TCAR location in Boca Raton, 21287 Boca Rio Rd., waiting to be loaded with donated supplies from animal lovers in our community.

They are asking for the following supplies to be donated: unopened dog and cat food, bedding, blankets, water, medical supplies, leashes, collars.

Tri-County Animal Rescue plans to head to Texas on Sunday but say they doubt that will be the only trip. As long as donations are coming in, they will continue to make trips to help animals in need.

You can also drop off donations at Holistic Pet Cuisine at 1000 Clint Moore Rd. The company is donating thousands of dollars worth of supplies to the effort.

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue

It's really difficult to sit and watch this, so Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue will be heading to Texas 6 PM on Friday.

Monetary donations & supplies are needed

Foster Homes are needed

Donate at this link

Please box and label all donations. They can be dropped off at 10405 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

For Animals:
Crates
Martingale collars
Leashes
Wet dog food/cat food
Litter
Litter boxes
Small throw blankets

For Cleaning:
Paper towels 
Garbage bags 
Towels 
Wee Wee pads/newspapers 

For Adults
Toiletries 
Adult diapers 
Nonperishable food items 
Diapers and baby wipes 

For Children
Formula 
Baby food and snacks 
Second-hand pack and plays 
Second-hand baby carriers 
Clip fans 
Travel size games 

For Travel
Gas money (approximately $800)