September 17, 2008

Update: Saving the Animals in Ike's Aftermath

Saving the animals in Ike's aftermath

Groups rescue everything from horses and bulls to baby squirrels

Image: Cowboys round up stranded cattle in Texas
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

Cowboys on the Bolivar Peninsula, which was ravaged by Hurricane Ike, round up some of the thousands of head of cattle that are roaming loose in southeast Texas in the wake of the storm.

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The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is spearheading efforts to rescue cats, dogs and other pets in coordination with the Galveston Island Humane Society, Brazoria County SPCA and the Bay Area SPCA of San Leon, said spokeswoman Stacy Fox.

Habitat for Horses, which also saved animals after Katrina in 2005 needs hay for the 60 horses at the ranch and waiting for adoption. Please contact Jerry at 409-682-6621. Cell phone service is sketchy so a text may be needed. The ranch is located on Terrebone in near hwy 6 in Hitchcock, Texas. To learn more, visit

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