Wild Horse Foundation Response Teams
Hurricane IKE devastates Texas coast
Hurricane Dolly and Edouard gave a small break in Lives and damage when it could have been more damaging and catastrophic. Our animals are an important part of lives with us. You have a responsibility to take of them and not ABANDON THEM in these circumstances.
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IKE placed countless lives and animals in jeopardy. We were there to removed any horses. We found 2 and a 3rd in the swamp and many animals away from the area. While we we’re doing our job we helped Rich with Best Friends of Utah and his crew round some dogs and cats up. We saw 2 men from Florida SART, a FILM crew from HSUS and HSUS moved in exactly 7 days after the storm, most importantly Joshua Henderson from Galveston Co. Animal Control busting his back trying to do everything he could with what little resources he had. Overall we witnessed each and every person working together as equals to save the animals, no one person better than the other. On the way out one night we did happen on a small gator and yes he got picked up and release back into a fresh habitat. That’s one for the gator!
It was great working with, Rich and his crew of Best Fiends, Utah, Staff of HSUS, Josh Henderson, Galveston Co. Animal Control and Amy Snider of Texas City Animal Control, Texas Soutwest Cattlemen’s Association, High Island Fire Department, Texas Department of Parks and Wild Life, and Brandon Thibodeaux
We can only do this on your donations so please don’t forget about us!
During these times we help out all horses and then all animals!
If you ever want to help during a Disaster please read below!
All of our volunteers will be trained to better understand the system of working together with other organizations by using FEMA’s system of communication protocol. We will require all volunteer’s have the ICS 100, NIMS, Animal in Disaster 1 and 2 course and after completion of training you will receive a certificate from FEMA for your certification of completion. The successful completion of any disaster is everyone working together to complete the task.