Misha Worries about Pets Lost in Hurricane Harvey

Misha Worries about Pets Lost in Hurricane Harvey

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We are just wrapping up Fogust.  That’s foggy + August.  It’s the month that makes us think that summer is over.  Then, wham! We get hit with September.  True to course, we’re heading into a heat wave this week.

Even Misha feels it.  When I got out of the shower, I found her laying on my pillow surfer style.   It’s too warm to get under the blankets today.

She looks like she has the weight of the world on her tiny shoulders.

dog sleeping on pillow
Misha weathers the warm weather

Maybe she is thinking about the many pets who don’t have a home right now because of Hurricane Harvey.  So many had to be left behind as their humans escaped to safety.

While Misha can rest peacefully, her biggest problem deciding whether to sleep under or on top of the blanket, many pets are waiting out in the flood waters hoping someone will rescue them.

dog resting on bed pillow
Resting to get away from the heat

I know there are organizations that rescue pets and help them find new homes.  But, are there any organizations that help reunite pets separated from their families during Hurricane Harvey?

There is!  BestFriends.org is helping lost dogs and cats find their families.  They have partnered with VetsPlusMore to help make these reunions possible.  There is a special app where your can list your lost pet or list a found pet for free.

If you know of someone who can benefit from this service, please let them know!

We can’t erase the storm or the floods, but maybe we can help reunite families.

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10 thoughts on “Misha Worries about Pets Lost in Hurricane Harvey

    1. So True! I know that their are groups out here in California that are coordinating to take pets from the flood zone. The more groups helping out, the more likely pets will be taking care of.

  1. Poor Misha. Sometimes its tough being a little dog. Thanks for sharing the information about how lost pets can be reunited with their humans. Misha stay cool! Fall is almost here!!!

    1. Dalinda, Can’t you tell she’s got it rough? LOL Let’s hope all the lost pets are taking care of in this disaster.

  2. I’m worried about them too, Misha. After Katrina years ago, many more procedures have been put in place to both evacuate shelter pets and reunite pets with owners. Thanks for sharing this info!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. Cathy, there was a story on the news yesterday about a reporter who saw a dog that was trapped in the flood. He was able to free the dog, but then the dog ran off. I was worried all day about that dog! They did a follow up story that night. He went back and he was able to catch the dog. I know this is only one story with a happy ending, but hopefully, with more coordination and resources, there will many more pets brought to safety.

  3. I can’t imagine being left behind by my humans if a natural disaster happened in my hometown. Mom says she would risk her own life to get me to safety, ’cause that’s who she is. My heart goes out to victims of the storm.

    1. Valentine, It’s a tough choice people have to make and I know none of them take it lightly. I don’t think I could leave without Misha. I hope I never have to be in that type of situation.

  4. Thanks for the heads-up on BestFreinds.org. I can’t imagine the trauma that pets and people feel when they are separated in a disaster. Many people will have lost everything they own, but I would imagine that being reunited with a pet can heal many, many emotional wounds.

    1. Miss Harper Lee, You said it so well! I can’t imagine having to go through this and I hope I never will. I would think, though, if you’ve gone through something so traumatic, to find that your dog or cat is safe and waiting for you, it might just give you that little bit to hold on to to keep going.

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