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Harris County Animal Shelter Urgently Seeks ‘Harvey Heroes’ for Animals Bookmark

More than one month after Harvey, Harris County Animal Shelter at Veterinary Public Health (VPH) still needs to find homes for 1,000 displaced animals. Because of the high number of pets lost during the storm, VPH temporarily increased the stray hold window for animals from 72 hours to 30 days to allow ample time for an owner to reclaim their pet. Now that the stray hold period is up, VPH is urging the community to adopt or foster unclaimed animals. To foster or adopt an animal, visit www.countypets.com.

How Businesses Can Recover from Harvey Bookmark

Neighbors helping neighbors has become a common theme post Harvey. But for disaster-affected businesses, good help may be harder to find. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40 percent of disaster-affected businesses never recover. In response, local chambers and businesses are offering assistance to affected businesses. The Lake Houston Area Relief Fund, established by Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM), and organized by Insperity, Somebody Cares Humble, Lake Houston Area Chamber

HCFCD Buyouts Bookmark

Did your home flood? The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is currently gauging interest in potential home buyout options for Harris County residents who experienced flooding. HCFCD estimates more than 107,000 residential parcels exist within regulated floodplains. If your home floods often, HCFCD’s voluntary home buyout program may make the most financial sense for you. Many of these homes, built before the city and county imposed land development regulations, exist in areas where flood mitigation