As hurricane season continues, Hurricanes Irma and Maria have torn their way through Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.
The Peaks Pet Nanny encourages donations to help the humans in need, but as pet owners, we all share a deep concern for the animals impacted as well.
Here are just a few organizations worthy of donations:
All Sato Rescue – ASR President, Edilia Vazquez, has been involved in animal welfare issues in Puerto Rico for decades. ASR partners with mainland organizations to help bring sheltered dogs and cats to places they will be adopted. This effort obviously becomes much direr in times of natural crisis such as these, as much of the island is without power and communications.
The Sato Project – The Sato Project works primarily on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico in an area known for its large population of feral cats and dogs, sadly known as “Dead Dog Beach”. The hurricanes have increased their already dire need for support for their shelters and partners.
Florida Keys SPCA – Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys (one of the hardest-hit areas of the continental United States) the Florida Keys SPCA preemptively evacuated 200+ cats and dogs. Now they are returning to the area to resume normal operations, returning pets to their owners, and continuing to care for unclaimed pets who were abandoned in the chaos.
Humane Society of St. Thomas – St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands was one of the cities hit by the hurricanes. The shelter was evacuated before the storm, but they are still flooded and in need of resources.
If you would like to donate to the human residents affected by these storms, please consider the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund (Puerto Rico), the USVI Hurricane Recovery (U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Miami Foundation (Florida).