A disaster response team from OHS is deploying to help pets stranded by Hurricane Harvey. This is expected to be the first of multiple OHS teams traveling to Texas to provide assistance.
Team members, who are certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and experienced in the day-to-day operation of emergency shelters, will be assisting with caring for animals at a facility located in the Houston area.
“Natural disasters of this scale can leave thousands of animals without homes and will easily overwhelm the ability of local shelters to care for pets,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. The OHS team will work directly with the Houston SPCA to assist with their efforts to house and care for the animals.
The nonprofit OHS is not affiliated with any national or regional animal organization and receives no tax dollars to support its work.