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By: Allie Tracy, Staff Reporter
We are all well aware of the catastrophic impact of natural disaster on humans and property, but we often forget about the pets and animals that endure these traumatizing events. Pets are dislocated and families need help caring for their animals or are unable to. Luckily organizations across the US, like Denver's MaxFund, are doing anything they can to help Texas after Hurricane Harvey
MaxFund is a non-profit animal shelter based in downtown Denver that is committed to saving these helpless animals. In the past month, they have sent five vans packed with crates to make the 16 hour trip to Texas. MaxFund has paired up with local rescue groups in Texas to help pull as many animals they can that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and bring them back to Colorado.
Star Cabrera the volunteer coordinator at MaxFund notes that they need the help from their community to aid these animals back to health and get them ready for adoption. They are taking donations of blankets, leashes, and beds but more specifically wet Pedigree Chicken and Rice dog food. This food is more appealing and comforting to the dogs while they are going through this traumatic transition to an unknown shelter.
As soon as the animals are transferred to MaxFund, they are spayed, neutered and or given any medical attention they may need to be ready for adoption. The animals pulled from Texas are currently getting treated and will be available to visit and or adopt within the next couple of weeks! Next time you're in downtown, stop by MaxFund and show some support to your local shelter and furry friends. For more information, visit https://maxfund.org/Adopt-a-Dog.