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Hurricane Rita Texas Preparations: Texas Animal Health Commission



 

Austin, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission has set up an emergency hotline to provide pet owners with information on available shelters by county.

 

The number is: 800-550-8242 and operates Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

 

Pre-selected shelters are currently open and have been receiving evacuating horses and other animals. Lists of available shelters/stabling are also available thru local emergency management and the Texas Animal Health Commission.  These are published on their web site http://www.tahc.state.tx.us.  This link can also be accessed in the Hurricane Equine Relief area of the USEF website http://www.usef.org.   Additional information is available on this web site as well.  

More information will be available if necessary following the storm.

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