AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM HOUSTON DRESSAGE SOCIETY REGARDING HURRICANE RELIEF:
WE HAVE HAY FOR IMMEDIATE NEEDS HDS has acted as a triage center until the larger organizations could activate and get some distribution points to act as a larger recovery operations. We have hay for immediate distribution. IF YOU NEED OR KNOW OF SOMEONE IN NEED call Vincent 832-205-2285 or Chris 832-418-3787. Pickup points, West, North and Sam Houston Racetrack. DONATIONS From here on forward there are centers set up to take donations of supplies. [Examples - Equine Express is coming down with three loads of feed, buckets, halters and other supplies from the Dallas area, Tennessee is sending shavings and Pony Up Rescue in Seattle is sending fly spray, fly ointment, halters and other supplies by UPS]. The following are some nearby contacts:
1) Great Southwest Equestrian Center - 2501 S. Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450 Contact Amy Uniss 281-978-0767 2) Lone Star Expo Center - 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303 · (936) 538-8000(general line) Cats, dogs and horses 3) Wharton, Fort Bend to be updated. 4) Sam Houston Racetrack - 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West Houston, TX 77064 281-807-8700 ext.4 (note if leaving goods you may have to leave trailer - call ahead)
The Texas Animal Health Commission Hotline Number is the best number right now if there are trapped horses that need help. 512-719-0799 at the Animal Response Operation Coordination Center (AROCC). If you receive a call with someone looking to volunteer, donate, wanting to offer shelter for animals, reporting live or dead animals you can pass them along to the Harvey Hotline.
Texas Equine Veterinary Association is accepting cash/monetary donations. Please go to: https://texasequineva.com/hurricane-harvey-relief/ to donate via the Texas Equine Veterinary Association. The Board of the TEVA Foundation will be distributing that money at their discretion to Hurricane Harvey victims.
TEVA (Texas Equine Veterinary Association) has also created a list of information and donation centers that will then be distributed to the communities hard hit.: TEVA has specified donation hubs located around the state. If you would like to donate please take feed supplies, feed, buckets, halters, shavings etc. to your nearest hub and we will get those to victims and shelters in the Houston area as soon as the water allows us to do so. Please view this map and find the facility closest to you: