pawTree has worked in connection with the American Pet Products Association, Pet Leadership Council, the City of Houston, the City of Dallas, and Texas Retailers Association to provide assistance in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. They anticipate having about 3,000-5,000 pets in shelters due to Hurricane Harvey. pawTree’s donation of pet food will be enough to feed approximately 5,000 dogs and cats for 2 weeks. Half will be distributed in Dallas, where rescued animals are being routed, and half in Houston.
pawTree Founder & CEO, Roger Morgan, says, “We are honored to help and are very saddened for the loss and disruption this has caused so many families. Our company mission is to make a difference in the lives of pets and their people, and we know this will make a valuable difference in this time of need.”
From the Pet Leadership Council:
“In an unprecedented collaborative effort, pet store and veterinary hospital groups, manufacturers and distributors, and associations and organizations within the pet industry are pooling their resources and working with lead disaster and shelter officials to coordinate logistics of providing much needed supplies. The group has developed a public map of locations where open animal hospitals and supplies can be found and will regularly update as conditions change here.
“The Pet Leadership Council was founded just under three years ago, for this very reason; so that we as a united industry can work together on issues that affect the health and well-being of companion animals in our country,” said Bob Vetere. “Each and every one of the Pet Leadership Council members, as well as others in the pet community, are making Houston and surrounding affected areas a priority for them and we’re aligning all of our efforts to ensure that we’re all doing so in the most efficient manner.”
“The needs of families and pets impacted by Harvey are still developing and we are very grateful for the outpouring of support from the pet industry,” Cory Price, Animal Services Manager for the City of Irving. “All the supplies and resources being sent to help from so many companies will allow us to provide the essential items to care for families and their pets while they recover from this devastation. It’s comforting for these families to know that they have the help and support they so desperately need right now.”
Pawtree has donated two weeks’ worth of pet food to feed the estimated 5,000 pets displaced due to Hurricane Harvey.