Pet, livestock supplies needed locally

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Animals too have been affected by the hurricane. Supplies are needed for dogs, cats and livestock.

The Friendswood Animal Shelter could use canned pate kitten food, KMR Kitten Formula powdered and newspapers. Shelter volunteer Amy Castro asks that you take out any glossy paper or half sheets and bring the rest to the facility. They would really appreciate it.

Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR) formula is available online or in pet stores.

“It looks like a powdered baby formula can,” Castro said.

The facility is located at 3000 W. Parkwood and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 281-996-3391.

Pearland Animal Control is accepting cat and dog food, beds, crates and towels. They recently distributed more than 40,000 lbs. of food and pet supplies thanks to pet food /supply drives through the help of Pearland Pets. This organization under the direction of Hailey Greenway, used social media to carry the donation message.

“We were able to stock the Natatorium when it was a shelter, then Pearland High School shelter and back to the Natatorium,” Supervisor Shari Coleman said. “We are truly blessed to have so much given that we could then give back.”

The shelter was open during the hurricane and Safe Transport Canines picked up 26 cats and 24 dogs that were adoptable and helped them to get adopted through Katy and an Austin Adoption group. This gave the Pearland facility room for homeless pets from the hurricane.

“Everything worked out well and we have animals for adopting so we are still in business but we truly appreciate our community,” Coleman said. “They came through for us.”

The Pearland Animal Hospital at 1601 N. Main is accepting pet food and pet items such as crates. For more information, contact them at 281-485-2496 or go to www.pearlandanimalhospital.com.

Many members of the community are without basic livestock/horse supplies (hay, feed, etc.) due to flooding. In a joint effort between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service & Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society a Livestock Supply Point has been set up at the Galveston County Fairgrounds.

There is also a need for volunteers to load/unload animal supplies (bags of feed, shavings, etc) and help with paperwork. Anyone that is good with the public can help with paperwork, anyone who can lift 30-50 pounds can help with loading/unloading.

Operating hours are between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily until Sunday at the Galveston County Fairgrounds in Jack Brooks Park. The park is in Galveston County at 5700 FM 200 & SH6 in Hitchcock.

If you are interested and able to volunteer please contact County Extension Agent for 4-H Courtney White at [email protected]

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