Mt. Rainier, MD— Alley Cat Rescue traveled down to Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey hit the area to help with rescue efforts. Shelters in the area were in desperate need of help and ACR was there to assist. ACR rescued 40 cats that were in local shelters to free up space for cats displaced by the hurricane, donated supplies to the shelters and sorted through mountains of donated supplies. ACR was also involved in on-the-ground rescues. A team paddle-boarded through the devastation to rescue people and pets left behind. Although this situation was tragic, the team met many inspirational people and animals.
In total, 17 cats were brought back to ACR headquarters in Brentwood, Maryland while others were brought to the Los Angeles office. The cats were named after towns in Texas such as Austin, Amarillo and Idalou. The work didn’t end when the team returned to Maryland though. Some of the cats needed extra care, such as Amarillo, who staff members nursed back to health. He went from a weak kitten to an outgoing and rambunctious personality.
Since then, all but one Harvey cat have been adopted. Autumn is still looking for a home and would love to be adopted in time for the holidays! Autumn is ACR’s energetic and adventurous tortie girl. She loves to play but will come up for pets and cuddles when she is tired and wants some love. She loves to climb on ACR’s newly installed cat bridge and show off her skills. If you are interested in adopting Autumn fill out on online inquiry form.
About Alley Cat Rescue: ACR is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of all cats: domestic, stray, abandoned, and feral. ACR advocates for humane nonlethal control of feral cats. ACR has been awarded the Independent Charities of Americas “Best in America” Seal of Approval, and our newsletter has won several awards from the Cat Writers’ Association. For more information, please visit our website www.saveacat.org. ###