Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. –Karen Davison
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! (whether you supported our fundraiser or donated directly to your favorite charity, your kindness is changing lives–Austin Pets Alive! alone reports having rescued around 3,000 animals after Harvey!) And THANK YOU to all the volunteers in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico who have been working tirelessly, rescuing and relocating animals before and after the storm.
With your help, Paloma Press was able to donate money to Austin Pets Alive!, the Animal Defense League of Texas and the Jacksonville Humane Society. (We carefully chose these rescue organizations based on the criteria that they are 1) no-kill shelters, and 2) they are vetted by charity watchdog organizations such as Charity Navigator and Charity Watch.)
From Jacksonville Humane Society:
From the Animal Defense League of Texas:
From Austin Pets Alive!:
But after Harvey and after Irma, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20th:
Living conditions in Puerto Rico remain grim… Power is still out across the island and may not be fully restored until mid-December. The horrible conditions after the storm forced some people to abandon their pets. Animal shelters also lost their roofs during Maria… Donations are needed for dozens of dogs and cats rescued from Puerto Rico. (ABC Action News, posted October 31, 2017)
Please help if you can.