Ask Dr. Alice – How Can We Help Hurricane Harvey Animals?

Dear Alice,

Is there anything we can do to help the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey?

Credit: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dear Animal Lover,

Great question!!

To support veterinarians who are in the affected areas trying to help the animals, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is providing reimbursement to veterinarians who provide care to the animals affected by the storm.  (AVMF website) You may donate to the AVMF using the code Disaster Relief when completing the donation form. Questions about how you can help may be submitted to

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine is assisting both people and animals affected by the storm. You can learn more by visiting their Facebook page.

The state of Texas has begun to set up a Pet Support Task Force to provide assistance for the state Emergency Operations Center. The American Red Cross is working to provide animal and pet-friendly shelters. The Red Cross will help the pet parents and consequently help the pets as well.

Visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA’s) website for more information about organizations, companies, and partners in the animal health industry that will offer assistance.

Thank you for caring. Hopefully, we can get through this together.  Thanks!

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Dr. Alice has spent her life embracing and advocating the animal human bond through her work as a traditional and a public health veterinarian, a writer, and vlogger on dogsenjoylife. Some people love expensive vacations and shopping but all Dr. Alice needs is time with her pets.

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