Atlanta Humane Society Blog

September 19, 2008

Day 2 – Divide and Conquer

Filed under: Rescues & Transfers — atlantahumanesociety @ 6:36 pm

We’ve made it to the Houston SPCA to see so many displaced animals. With Houston’s animals in need, we reached out to Galveston to help transport several other special needs animals in need of care. Combined they’ve taken in over 900 baby squirrels, a tortoise, a hedge-hog, an oiled pelican, hermit crabs and 180 animals yesterday and 118 so far today in need of help.

We divided up in order to cover more ground. Kari’s at the Houston SPCA this morning to take photos and information of all the animals. This information will help reunite families with their pets lost during the hurricane.

While Kari stayed to help in Houston, Andrea and Belinda are driving to Galveston to help with the overwhelming number of pets. They will help to reunite with their owners there.

The road to Galveston is covered with debris. Boats and jet skis washed up on the interstate. You can see a line of debris and it’s crazy to imagine that the line represents how far inland the water came. We’re seeing boats where owners spray-painted their phone numbers so they would be able to collect their belongings when they can return. Some houses on stilts made it through the storm with only torn roofs, while others were destroyed.

Some power has been restored to homes and businesses and yet others await their power to come on. Last night, we ate at one of the few restaurants open. Everyone seemed happy even though they’re all in survival mode.

The days will be long ones, most likely carrying over late into the night, but please check back on us soon. We have some photos of the devastation that will make you cringe, but we also have some photos of some very grateful animals that will make you smile.

This trip wouldn’t be possible without your support. Please continue to help us, as we help the people of Texas by donating today.



  1. The devastation you all are seeing must be terrible. I’m not sure what I would do if I was separated from my animals without anyway of finding them or even knowing they made it through the storm. Where are you all staying? I’ve heard that hotels are either booked or empty because they don’t have power, water, or even sewer.

    I’d love to see some pictures of the animals you all are helping. And even some photos of the reunions you all are providing between pets and their owners.

    Keep up the good work, and let us hear more from you.

    Comment by Sensei — September 20, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

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    Comment by Michael Tim — February 28, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

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