As we begin to wrap up the year, it goes without saying that 2017 included one of the worst hurricane seasons of all time. Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding in Houston Texas, and the Florida Keys and Caribbean were devastated by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria also caused flooding, power outages, and downed buildings in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
In all areas affected by the 2017 hurricane season, displaced animals are in desperate need of care and attention.
The idea of leaving a pet behind during a hurricane may seem unthinkable. Many photos and video clips shared during all three hurricanes included people evacuating with kennels or holding their pets close.
But sadly, sometimes the realities of evacuation leave little time or consideration for pets and livestock, meaning that many animals were left behind.
Now, with floodwaters receded and relief efforts underway, many organizations are coming together specifically to help those animals that were abandoned during Hurricane Maria.
All the Rooms is a company passionately committed to spreading the word about the many organizations helping displaced animals in the Caribbean.
Rather than working with just one organization, All the Rooms has created a comprehensive rundown of all the relief efforts working to help animals affected by the hurricanes.
For example, humane societies have been working hard to transport displaced pets and rehome them in the United States. A few organizations like PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare provide food and veterinary care to animals in hard-hit areas in the Dominican REpublic. .
Getting aid to disaster areas takes time, effort, and often relies on donations. Thankfully, All the Rooms has simplified and expedited the process for those looking to help get much-needed aid to animals affected by the 2017 hurricane season.
Check out the All The Room’s comprehensive list if you want to learn more.
By Kay Vandette, Earth.com Staff Writer