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How You Can Help: Hurricane Harvey Horse Rescue Organizations

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We have all been hearing about the catastrophic flooding Hurricane Harvey has caused in Houston and surrounding areas in the past week. Harvey has left thousands of people, and the surrounding equine community seeking shelter from the rising water.  

Officials have warned that a long and difficult recovery is ahead for residents of the country’s fourth-largest city.

It’s one of the worst flooding disasters in recent U.S. history.

Hurricane Harvey has drenched the state and has dumped over 19 trillion gallons of rain over southeast Texas and another 5.5 trillion gallons over Louisiana (USA Today).

The storm has flooded highways and streets, destroyed buildings, and displaced thousands of people and livestock. 

Several members of the Equine Community have banded together providing emergency rescues, opening up their barns for shelter and offering extensive veterinary care to rescued horses.  As water continues to rise, extended care for displaced horses will be an ongoing need.

CLICK HERE to watch an inspiring video of a horse stranded in a flooded paddock rescued by a pair of heroic cowboys on Monday as flood waters continued to rise around it in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (Fox News).

For those of us who cannot be there physically, supporting the efforts of emergency response groups and organizations that are helping horses impacted by the flooding is of utmost importance! There are several organizations that need our help. Below we have listed just a few of the many great organizations helping Equine flood Victims (listed in no particular order): 

  1. US Equestrian Disaster Relief Fund – Coordinating fundraising efforts to assist the Houston SPCA for horses and horse owners. 100% of any donations  will go directly to the Houston SPCA and other regional equine disaster relief efforts. CLICK HERE to donate (any amount you desire). 
  2. Habitat for Horses (Houston) - Actively providing search & rescue exhibitions for horses affected by the Harvey floods as well as providing rehabilitation to those needing medical care or a dry place to house. Every donation goes directly towards these efforts. CLICK HERE to donate to their Hurricane Harvey Horse Response Fund (donation amounts begin at just $25) 
  3. AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief FundAccepting Donations to Assist Horses Affected by Hurricane Harvey: Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future disasters. CLICK HERE to donate (donations start at just $25) 
  4. Texas A&M Foundation - Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund
    accepting contributions after Hurricane Harvey causes catastrophic flooding in Texas. The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), arguably the largest, most sophisticated veterinary emergency response team in the nation, deployed to the area the day before Hurricane Harvey hit and is assisting in caring for animals in need. You can donate to help support there efforts, CLICK HERE. Donations start at just $25. 
  5. Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) -  APHA is teaming up TEVA and is coordinating large-scale distributions of feed and veterinary supplies, securing temporary animal housing and more. In addition to physical donations of tack, feed and supplies, TEVA is accepting monetary donations via a secure website. CLICK HERE to donate or arrange a drop off of supplies to TEVA.
 In Texas and want to help? Bring supplies to the TEVA hub closest to you:

Austin Equine Hospital
20640 Highway 150
Driftwood, TX 78619

Brazos Valley Equine Hospital – Salado
1920 FM 2268
Salado, Texas 76571

Elgin Veterinary Hospital
600 Hwy 290 W
Elgin, TX
512-285-3395

Animal Imaging
6112 Riverside Drive
Irving, TX  75039

Retama Equine Hospital
17555 Old Evans Road
Selma, TX  78154
210-651-6375

Town and Country Animal Hospital
2710 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX 78028

West Texas Equine Clinic
311 Vinson Road North
Abilene, TX  79602

Brazos Valley Equine Hospital – Navasota
6999 Highway 6
Navasota, TX 77868
936-825-2197

These are just a few of the great organizations supporting horses and owners during their time of need.
 
 CLICK HERE to read how Manna Pro is Supporting Harvey Relief Efforts.
 
We hope you can join us in an effort to support the Texas & Louisiana equine community! 
 
***Manna Pro is not associated with any of the above organizations in any way. Before donating to any organizations, it is highly recommended to conduct your personal research regarding an organizations credibility.***

Gabby Gufler

Gabby Gufler

Gabby Gufler graduated from Truman State University in 2013 with a BS in Animal Science & Nutrition and a minor in Equine Science. Gabby currently works on Manna Pro’s marketing team, and enjoys competing regularly with her six horses.

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