June 19, 2015

National organizations partner to aid pets displaced by Texas floods

GreaterGood.org, Rescue Bank, Fresh Step® Cat Litter, Abaxis, Inc., Among Those Joining Relief Effort

GreaterGood.org, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet, has partnered with Rescue Bank®, Fresh Step® Cat Litter, and Abaxis, Inc. to provide grants, in-kind donations and on-the-ground assistance to shelters supporting animals displaced by devastating floods in Texas.

The floods are estimated to have caused $30 million in damage in Hays County and destroyed at least 200 homes, displacing the people and pets that once inhabited them. Since the floods began, several shelters throughout the region have stepped up to take in displaced pets. GreaterGood.org and its partners are working to support these shelters.

“These shelters are providing essential on-the-ground support to pets in need in Texas,” says Liz Baker, Executive Director of GreaterGood.org. “Through the generosity of organizations like Fresh Step, Abaxis, Inc. and Rescue Bank we are able to provide them with the tools necessary to continue their impactful work.”

Dedicated to helping shelters and shelter cats through its Million Meow Mission program, Fresh Step donated two pallets of Fresh Step cat litter. Additional donations included three pallets of dry dog food through Rescue Bank, 400 Heartworm Tests and a loan of VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzers and comprehensive diagnostic rotors from Abaxis, Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. donated 700 doses of essential vaccines, and GreaterGood.org also awarded financial grants to these organizations to pay for veterinary care for dislocated pets and stray animals being prepared for adoption. Recipient organizations include Austin Pets Alive!, San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter, RedRover® and the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter.

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