Since Hurricane Harvey began its devastation along the Texas coast, the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) continues to shelter and assist pets displaced and at risk due to the destructive weather. Among these evacuees are pets forced to temporarily seek shelter at the SAHS due to the total loss of their homes and shelter pets transferred from the gulf coast due to hazardous conditions and loss of resources.
The SAHS has already made multiple trips to flooded and devastated areas to deliver supplies and rescue dogs and cats in need, and dozens more are on their way. We are currently working with several partners on a national level, to clear our shelter and make room for more storm victims and evacuees as the need arises.
For those looking to help assist the SAHS’s efforts, donations are being accepted through the Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund. This fund will help the SAHS offset growing expenses as the SAHS continues to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Updates: Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast,
- The SAHS has rescued, temporarily sheltered, and/or transferred close to 400 dogs and cats from devastated areas.
- Supplied or plan to help supply shelters in Corpus Christi, Portland, Aransas Pass, and Houston, Texas.
- 100 pets (already residing at the SAHS and those recently transferred from other shelters due to the storm) have been transported by land and air to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and other areas up north to find their forever home.
- For more updates, follow us on social media at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
September 4: Another successful morning with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) as we waved goodbye to 25 dogs making their way north for the opportunity to find their new forever homes. In total, the PAART land and air team transported 67 pets (residents from the SAHS and pets transferred from various shelters along the coast) to Pennsylvania.
How YOU can Help:
Every day shines a brilliant light on the generosity of our community—there are so many individuals and groups to thank as we continue assisting with Harvey disaster relief. We are trying our best to express all our thanks (we hope it shows!), but just know: we and our pets are overwhelmed by your hospitality and your thoughts during this busy time.
As a no-kill shelter, space is always limited. Help us free up more space by fostering a pet in need!
To those interested in volunteering at the San Antonio Humane Society, to assist our staff with the influx of Hurricane Harvey evacuee pets, strays, transfer pets, etc., we ask that you please visit SAhumane.org/volunteer to sign up as a volunteer. Thank you so much to those who have volunteered their time to help all of our pets at the SAHS!
Whether you’re able to give supplies or funds, every bit helps!
Donate to our Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund and help us offset our growing expenses as we continue to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Big Plastic Bins (with lids)
Bug Spray (for our staff & volunteers)
Also see our wish list
San Antonio Humane Society
4804 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
The San Antonio Humane Society is prepared to assist with pet evacuees from Hurricane Harvey
If you are displaced at the AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway, SA, TX 78219), please take your pet/s to 200 Gembler Road, SA, TX 78219, where Animal Care Services can assist you.
For those not residing or planning to reside at the AT&T Center, please bring your pet/s to the SAHS (4804 Fredericksburg Road, SA, TX 78229) for temporary emergency assistance. We will ask for current rabies vaccination records, if that isn’t available, we will provide a FREE rabies vaccination and Bordetella vaccination. If your pet shows any signs of aggression or has a contagious illness that could affect our SAHS pets, we unfortunately will not be able to house them here.
If you have any questions, please call (210) 226-7461 or (210) 518-9742.
Protecting your pet
Natural disasters and emergencies happen quickly, and often we are not fully prepared. Being properly equipped to meet the needs of your family - including our four-legged loved ones - when an emergency does strike, is crucial. Think ahead and take steps now to be prepared. You'll feel better knowing you've planned for what to do before, during and after a major storm or unexpected emergency. The San Antonio Humane Society has compiled this page of resources to help our community members guard their pets' health and safety in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Disaster preparedness resources for families and pets
Top Ten Disaster Tips for Pet Owners
Pet Friendly Hotels in San Antonio
Pet-friendly hotels by state
Evacuation/Emergency Pet Pack
Pet Identification Template (set your printer to "Landscape")
American Red Cross
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) directory
National Hurricane Center
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) contacts
Before a disaster strikes:
During a disaster:
After a disaster:
Pet safety in the aftermath: