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    Houston rescue shelter steps up during disaster

    By Alicia Amundson
    September Giving Report

    Hi Dog Lovers, 

    This is Alicia and I’m sharing a story I think will make you feel hopeful for the dogs affected by the recent natural disaster in the US. 

    This month I’d like to tell you what a rescue organization in Houston, Texas is doing to save dogs following Hurricane Harvey. 

    Shaggy Dog Rescue organization is dedicated to providing rescue services, vet care, foster care and adoptive placement to stray and abandoned dogs. 

    Their work recently became even more challenging. In late August Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding with over 40 inches (100 cm) of rain in four days, displacing many people and animals. 

    In the midst of all this, the Shaggy Dog Rescue team was caring for dogs and very active on social media, connecting with the community to provide updates and share requests for help. 

    Here is just one story from their Facebook site:

    This scared little girl was found just after the hurricane. She is approximately four years old and 15 lbs. Scared and heartworm positive is a bad combination. So many people want the perfect dog and don't have the patience to work with the imperfect ones. She is very sweet and with some TLC can blossom into the perfect pet once she feels safe again... Her name is Paisley.

    Rescue Road Trips from Ohio (an organization that transports dogs from overwhelmed shelters in the southern states up to the New England region bi-weekly) coordinated and delivered donations. Shaggy Dog Rescue then distributed food and supplies to smaller organizations in need. People also helped Shaggy Dogs get connected to good websites that help worried dog lovers find their displaced animals.

    The road to recovery will be difficult, but it’s reassuring to know there are so many people dedicated to helping those in need. 

    We are pleased to send $1,190 USD to Shaggy Dog Rescue on behalf of those of you who trust and purchase our all-natural products for dogs. By doing so, we can continue to support these important causes and we are very grateful for having such a great, caring and generous community. 

    With gratitude,

    Alicia Amundson 

    on behalf of Dr. Dobias and the Natural Healing Team

    Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible

    ~ Dalai Lama

    Read about our other giving campaigns:

    Caring for dogs from Canada to India  

    How you've helped street dogs in Nepal  

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