Early Tuesday morning, officials in Brazoria County issued a warning after a levee at Columbia Lakes was breached. Using Twitter, officials stated, “Get out now!!”
Brazoria County is located south of Houston. County spokeswoman Sharon Trower said:
“The Brazos River is being pounded, and all of that water is coming down from the tributaries and creeks into the river. All the roads around us are flooded. We don’t have any evacuation routes to tell people to take.”
The SPCA of Brazoria County is currently begging for pop-up kennels and crates, in addition to foster homes, because their facility is packed to capacity with dogs and cats. The shelter posted to Facebook on Tuesday:
Donations are coming in!!!!
So are the flood rescue animals!!
We are in urgent need for XL and Large pop up crates to house pets and traveling crates for transports to rescues hopefully this weekend.
The sheer volume of pets which the staff is caring for is outlined in a Facebook post:
We have had 84 lost pets come in as a result of Harvey. We are currently caring for 714 SPCA pets between our shelter, at The Box, or in foster. There are just over 350 animals in the shelter!
We are also managing the Companion Animal shelter at Brazoria County fairgrounds. We have 286 animals in our care there. It is getting very close to capacity there.
So we are providing for about 1,000 animals total!!!!!!!!!!
See the shelter’s Amazon wish list here.
As of the writing of this article, the SPCA of Brazoria County did not address the breached levee situation.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
Adding to the list of flood victim misery – fire ants. Read more about this threat here.
After 20 years, re-homed pony is back with his owner – watch the beautiful video here