Pet Collection Point

By November 17, 2017HOUSTON 2017



Here we have the pet collection point that was set up next to a shelter at a local community center. This is where Bobo and Bear ended up after their second evacuation. The hurricane brought with it extreme heat and humidity, so everyone was worried the pets may overheat. It took some creativity  from all the volunteers but we were able to fit all of the dogs in a small shaded area with a couple of industrial fans to keep cool air circulating through the tight quarters. As upsetting a sight as it was, there was also great beauty in it:  men, women, and children from the shelter (nearly all who had lost everything), were taking turns sitting with the pets so  they always had a human nearby to keep them calm. At the point this picture was taken there were upwards of 40-50 animals in just this one small area.