The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
"Working in partnership with our community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for animals and people"
Preventing rabies in humans by enforcing rabies vaccination laws, investigating possible animal rabies cases and providing rabies vaccination services
Collaborating with state agencies to investigate and prevent zoonotic infections
Enforcing Harris County Animal Regulations, including licensing, leash law and vaccination requirements
Sheltering lost, abandoned and dangerous animals, coordinating adoption services for shelter animals (includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, and license) and rabies vaccinations, licensing, and micro-chipping services to the public for owned companion animals
Presenting animal safety and pet care education to law enforcement officials, students, civic associations and employers
Investigating citizen complaints and concerns regarding dangerous dogs, animal bites, injured animals, free roaming animals and wildlife
Coordinating with partner agencies to provide care for animals and protect the public from zoonotic diseases during disasters.