The tumultuous flooding in Texas has not only destroyed property, homes and buildings but has left thousands of animals lost, injured displaced or abandoned. The Monmouth County SPCA has committed to taking a minimum of 80 animals this coming Labor Day to ease the influx of incoming animals to Texas shelters. The dogs and cats that will be transported were in San Antonio and Houston shelters prior to the storm and need to be transported out to make space for the animals affected directly by Hurricane Harvey.
The Monmouth County SPCA has once again teamed with Wings of Rescue, a non-profit organization that transports animals out of dire situations via aircraft. The animals will arrive at Morristown Airport tentatively Monday evening and be triaged by volunteering veterinarians headed by the Monmouth County SPCA Medical Director, Dr. Nicole Feddersen. “Our hearts go out to the people on the front lines during this devastating time in Texas” says Dr. Feddersen, “we have been working to send supplies down as well as bring animals up to help lift the burden of the already weighted situation. We will continue to do everything we can and thank the community for their continued support of our mission.”
The most significant way the public can help this mission is by making monetary donations directly towards this cause. Donations can also be made over the phone by calling 732-440-1556 or via mail to MCSPCA, Harvey, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown NJ 07724. The Monmouth County SPCA is also currently in need of crates of all sizes to house the incoming animals; items can be purchased on their Amazon Wishlist and shipped directly to the shelter.
Harvey Fund: http://bit.ly/2eIprEw
Foster Form: http://bit.ly/2ubcexW
Website Page: http://bit.ly/2emizMF
The animals will undergo medical and behavioral assessment and be placed up for adoption within the next few weeks. For more information on how to adopt, please email adoptions@monmouthcountyspca.