Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Floods
Hurricane Laura & Sally
August 26, 2020. The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is taking in nearly 90 cats and dogs to help assist shelters along the Gulf Coast in advance of Hurricane Laura. The first group of pets, 20 dogs and 10 cats, were flown in from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in New Orleans to San Marcos, Texas last night with the help of Wings of Rescue. When they arrived at 8:30 p.m., a SAHS team was already there ready to greet them and help transport them to the shelter. The SAHS also coordinated and helped transport 39 cats, 9 dogs and 11 4-month-old puppies from the Humane Society of South East Texas in Beaumont, Texas this morning. The SAHS team left at 4 a.m. with three vehicles and picked up the animals to ensure the shelter has space for relief efforts before and after the hurricane, which has strengthened to Category 4 and is expected to make landfall Wednesday night into early Thursday near the border between Louisiana and Texas.Donations are also being accepted to support relief efforts. Read more here!
September 5, 2017. Since Hurricane Harvey began its devastation along the Texas coast, the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) continues to shelter and assist 260+ 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. Read more on here!
Report from Charity Navigator - One Year Later, Hurricane Harvey
Tuesday, May 17th 2011, the San Antonio Humane Society traveled to Houston and met with the Louisiana SPCA to pick up 19 animals that had been relocated due to the recent flooding in the South. The Louisiana SPCA and Houston SPCA called upon the SAHS to help with animal overcrowding after the Morganza Spillway was opened.
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The San Antonio Humane Society was involved in relief efforts to aid areas being affected by Hurricane Ike. Over 230 animals were transferred to our facility from Houston, Galveston, and Corpus Christi, including, 50 baby squirrels that we transported from Houston to be transferred to the San Antonio Wildlife Rescue.
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A special thank-you to the volunteers who helped with this effort.
Eagle Pass Tornado
When the San Antonio Humane Society responded to requests for help in Maverick County due to the F3 tornado, we went to assess animals for the sole purpose of providing immediate emergency medical care, boarding of owned animals, and feeding of animals that were left alone in homes. We cared for 67 animals for 5 days at Maverick County Animal Control until the Houston SPCA Disaster Response team could take over on April 30th, 2007. When we left, many owners had identified their animals, and Houston SPCA was in the process of transferring animals to the city shelter of Eagle Pass.
Nearly 90 evacuated pets arrive at SAHS ahead of Hurricane Laura
SAHS Works With PAART to Fly 20+ Pets to Pennsylvania
As Need for Shelter Builds, Rescue Team to Transport Pets Up North
Louisiana Flood Victims
San Antonio Humane Society/ADL Transfer of Houston Animals
Volunteers Step Up for Hurricane!
Eagle Pass Emergency