Pet Care
American Humane Rescue Team Rushing to Help Animals Caught in Path of Monster Storm Harvey
Aug 28, 2017 - 9:24:57 PM

( - WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2017 -- As the floodwaters from monster storm Harvey continue to rise, threatening hundreds of thousands of people and animals, the American Humane Rescue team and one of its giant 50-foot emergency rescue vehicles are rushing to Texas to help animals in the affected areas. American Humane is working with Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to deliver more than 100,000 pounds of free emergency food to displaced pet owners and frightened, hungry animals separated from their families.

American Humane is responding to an official request from the City of Orange Grove, near Corpus Christi, close to where one of the biggest storms in recent history made landfall. The team is racing to the scene to help there, and has strategically moved vital equipment into position in Louisiana, as well, which can provide rescue and shelter services in the event the storm turns eastward and hits that state.

In the meantime, knowing what to do before, during and after a deadly hurricane can mean the difference between life and death. Here, for all those affected by the 1,000-year flooding or in Harvey's path, are some important tips from the experts on the American Humane Rescue team:

Before the storm

During the storm….if you cannot evacuate

After the storm

"Storms like these can be deadly for pets who are separated from their families," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. "It is important that every person and pet parent in the path of this destructive storm heed these lifesaving tips. We are working to help all of our friends in Texas and Louisiana, two- and four-legged alike, stay safe in this disaster."

"We are pleased to be working with American Humane as relief operations in Texas and Louisiana are set in motion," said Chris Mitchell, CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Pets. "We hope the distribution of food to pets in need will help during these devastating times."

To support the American Humane Rescue team in its efforts, please visit:

About American Humane
American Humane is the country's first national humane organization, founded in 1877, and the first to serve animals in disasters and cruelty cases. Visit American Humane at today.

About the American Humane Rescue program
The American Humane Rescue program was created in 1916 at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War to save war horses wounded on the battlefields of World War I Europe.  Since then, Red Star has been rescuing animals of every kind and have been involved in virtually every major disaster relief effort from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Japanese and Haitian earthquakes, and Superstorm Sandy.  Over just the past dozen years our rescue teams have saved, helped and sheltered more than 80,000 animals.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food
Chicken Soup for the Soul understands the unique relationship between people and pets. Health conscious consumers have been feeding their cats and dogs Chicken Soup for the Soul wholesome and balanced, super premium pet food for over a decade. Holistic in nature, the entire line of products is made from only the finest ingredients: real meats (chicken, turkey, duck and salmon), fruits, vegetables and herbs. With no added corn, wheat, soy, artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives, Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food is inspired by your love for pets, and promotes overall health and well-being for dogs and cats.  The products are proudly made in the USA, and feature rescued shelter pets on every bag. Core and grain-free formulas and a line of treats are available in independent pet specialty stores nationwide and online.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food goes to help shelters and pets in need through Chicken Soup for the Soul's Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul™ program. The program which was launched in association with the American Humane aims to provide a million meals to shelter pets.


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