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Another natural disaster is eating up the headlines this week: flooding in Colorado. After unprecedented rainfall, torrents of water have swept down streets and into homes and buildings, stranding both people and their pets. Raging streams have isolated livestock and put the animals in harm’s way. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) had taken in over 75 evacuated pets …

As a native Long Islander, many of my family members were directly affected by Super Storm Sandy.  Thankfully no one was injured and the only damage was to property (which can be repaired).  For many families up and down the East Coast, the storm served as an all too real reminder that disasters can strike anywhere, any time and can …

Tropical Storm Isaac is “nearly a hurricane” and likely to hit the Gulf area tonight, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Tomorrow is also the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall, so disaster preparedness is on my mind. Although the damage is not expected to be as severe as it was in 2005, storm surges up to 12 …

As the central shelter for pet evacuees and pet rescues from Hurricane Ike, the Houston SPCA has a full-house today. They are housing about 300 dogs, 400 cats, 60 horses and 40 other farm animals. The SPCA also has taken in wildlife including pelicans, falcons, owls, ducks and (a) bear, which is part of an animal cruelty case. (At right, …

As of 12:00 PM Central Time, September 12, the Houston SPCA had activated its Animal Response Hotline. Operators will be accepting lost and found reports, rescue reports, and offering other animal-related information. The Animal Response Disaster Hotline, pictured at right, will be staffed Friday from noon to 6 PM, and 10 AM to 6 PM on following days. Call notes …

After mandatory evacuation orders from the Governor of Texas, people and pets are fleeing Hurricane Ike. You can read a blog about the Houston SPCA’s on-the-ground work, rescuing pets and providing shelter for evacuees’ pets. At left, above, workers at the Houston SPCA set up temporary homes for evacuated pets. Thanks, Houston SPCA, for being there for pets!

Texas residents should call 2-1-1 for pet evacuation information: “The 2-1-1 operators assist evacuees with other information, and operational animal shelters are another important piece of information the operators can provide evacuees,” said Dr. Matt Cochran, emergency management veterinarian with the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the state’s livestock and poultry health regulatory agency. The TAHC is one of more …

Petfinder urges residents of the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana, from Port Mansfield, Texas to Cameron, Louisiana–and including the towns of Galveston and Houston, Texas to prepare themselves–and their pets–for disaster. Hurricane Ike promises to be a savage storm, likely a Category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds of up to 130 m.p.h. and a storm surge of 20 …

South Texas residents, beware! Here comes Hurricane Ike. Currently a Category 2 Hurricane, Ike is predicted to make landfall on the U.S. mainland on Saturday, September 13, possibly as a Category 3 hurricane. Texas Gulf coast residents are already being warned to prepare for disaster and plans have been put in place for evacuations and emergency shelters. The Environmental News …

What do you think: Was the massive evacuation of pets and people from New Orleans the right thing to do?