Resources for Hurricane-Displaced Horses


Due to the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) has created this page in an effort to publicize the needs of those in the horse industry. This page is intended only as a resource to connect those in need with those able to assist. TTA is in no way affiliated with any of the individuals listed on the page.



Donate to help veterinarians care for animals displaced or injured by Hurricane Harvey.

As flood waters rise, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation is continuing to work with veterinarians in affected areas as they care for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. By donating to our Disaster Relief fund, you can be assured that your donations will be assisting veterinarians as they care for the animals that have been displaced or injured by this historic storm.

TDA is coordinating the logistics for donations of hay and feed; call 512.787.9966.

To request hay and feed, call 512.463.9360.

Is coordinating a registry for veterinarians or vet techs who wish to volunteer; call 512.719.0799.

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) deployed to the area the day before Hurricane Harvey hit and is assisting in caring for animals in need.

With the help of the Texas A&M Foundation, the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund was established to accept contributions that will be used to assist in response and relief operations as well as to offset medical and other costs that arise after a disaster with significant veterinary impact.

To make a donation by check, please make it payable to the Texas A&M Foundation and write “Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund” on the memo line. Mail it to:

Development & Alumni Relations
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University 4461 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4461

Anyone wishing to provide supplies or in-kind gifts, please call 979-845-9043 or 979-324-8300.

Hurricane Harvey Animal Response Efforts Underway
The State of Texas is asking volunteers to not self-deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to any of the communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey will create an additional burden for first responders.

Please be patient. Although the need is great, and desire to help strong, it is important to avoid donating material goods or self-deploying to help until communities are safe and public officials and disaster relief organizations have had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify specific unmet needs.

The National and Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) websites are offering links to those who wish to register to volunteer with community organizations working in the field.

Under the State Emergency Management Plan, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is the state’s coordinating agency for all disaster response issues related to animals, both large and small, including livestock, pets, and zoo animals. With the help of state, federal, and other non-governmental organizations, TAHC is supporting evacuation, sheltering, and care of companion and zoo animals. Many veterinarians and veterinary technicians have volunteered to provide care where needed. TAHC is compiling these resources and sharing information with emergency response centers and shelters. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available and assessment teams are able to report damages and needs for assistance.

The number of shelters available to receive animals is growing as response efforts progress. In addition to pre-designated shelters, the TAHC has received numerous offers of sheltering space from livestock owners with pasture or barn space. With their permission, this information has been forwarded to the 2-1-1 operators and posted on our website at

If you are able to assist with sheltering animals, please contact the TAHC’s Animal Response Operations Coordination Center at 512-719-0799 or 800-550-8242, ext. 799.

Additional updates will be provided as new information becomes available and assessment teams are able to report damages and needs for assistance.

If you or a colleague is in need of assistance due to the storm, please contact the Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s Executive Director, Chris Copeland, at 512-424-4224 or

Working with MWI Animal Health, Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) has established an account for veterinarians in the affected counties to order emergency equine treatment supplies. While TEVA funding is available, there will be no charge to veterinarians ordering through this program.

Link to Order:

Here’s what YOU need to know…

• Orders will only be accepted on the form provided on the TEVA website at

• No phone call orders will be taken; please do not contact MWI directly.

• Products available will be limited to “emergency treatment” supplies only, to include:

– Bandage materials and white goods;
– Antibiotics (Excede, PPG, Gentocin, SMZ);
– NSAIDS (Banamine, Phenylbutazone, Equioxx);
– Antifungals (Fluconazole);
– Betadine Scrub;
– IV catheters, extension sets, injection caps, etc.;
– IV fluids (limited quantities);
– Vaccines (EWT, WN, rabies, tetanus);
– Wound care products

• Order limit $500 per day per veterinarian – we are trying to help as many as we can with the funding available; no more than 2 orders per week.

• Product will be shipped “next day ground” via UPS for qualifying orders

• Orders must include:
1) Veterinarian Name and Practice/Clinic Name
2) Best UPS shipping address
3) Best contact phone number – (mobile preferred)

****Orders must be entered on TEVA website by 12 PM each day to insure best chance of “next day” receipt.****

Questions: e-mail Sara or Blaine at:

Please help us help those who need it – this offer will be limited to veterinarians treating flood and hurricane patients in affected counties only.

Link to Order:

If your property isn’t safe to house your horses right now, Fleet of Angels has a directory of people offering short and long term housing to displaced horses. You can access it at

If you have horses you just can no longer keep, we are accepting owner-surrendered/donated horses from people in impacted areas. You can email or call 888 542 5163 to ask about donating your horse.

If you lost your feed, hay, or supplies, we have items waiting at the Galveston Co Fairgrounds, entrance 15, from 9am-5pm daily for at least the next week or so (possibly revised hours after that). You can just show up or learn more at

If you have lost your horse or have had a found horse show up on your property, call your local sheriff’s department and also post him at

Finally, if your horse was injured in the floods and you need assistance with him, contact Equine Mobile Veterinary Services: Kris Anderson DVM. If she’s not in your area, she may be able to refer you to someone who can help – she does travel over a good part of the greater Houston area.

One last thing – if you are from areas other than the greater Houston area but need help for your horses due to Harvey damage, please contact us. We’ll do our best to find folks who can help you.

Vetline is now accepting donations directly to their store, as River Rot will be a very real challenge for many of these horses that have been in water for many, many hours. Please call Vetline at (940)365-3700 and ask to donate to the Equine Express Disaster Relief Fund! If you would like to make a donation to help purchase hay to send to south Texas, you can call D&L Farm and Home (940) 365-3129 and Pilot Point Feed at (940)686-3333. All of this will be delivered to The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX which is housing over 250 horses and acting as a distribution center for anyone needing resources.

Elgin Veterinary Hospital is a drop off location for equine disaster relief supplies! We are in need of bagged shavings, good quality square bales of coastal and alfalfa, equine senior, a 12% pelleted feed, buckets, snaps/hooks, fly spray, halters, lead ropes, and grooming supplies. If you would like to donate large quantities of hay or shavings, please call Dr. Norton at 512-285-3395.
For more drop off locations around the state go to –

Equine Rescue Network is partnering with the Humane Society of Northern Texas to help the horses impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  HSNT has traveled south, set up mobile facilities to help incoming horses that have been misplaced in the floods. “You may DONATE to help the flood horses inTexas. ALL DONATIONS will go to Humane Society of Northern Texas (a 501c3) who in Texas and preparing to take in the flood horses. Donations will go toward feed (hay), transport and vet care.”

Houston Dressage Society has two locations ready for immediate pickup for barns in dire need of hay, alfalfa and grain, please contact Christine (832) 418-3787 for Conroe and Vinz (832)205-2285 / Jody (832) 341-5055 for Waller.

Call Agri-Life Animal Supply Point Hotline at 979.845.7800 for info on donations and supplies needed.


Sam Houston Race Park is still accepting horses that are displaced due to the hurricane. You must call 281-807-8790 to coordinate ahead of time.

Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie will accept evacuated horses.Please call ahead for shipping information.

Please call or message Remember Me Rescue if you have located displaced or lost horses. Donna Keen, 817-689-1214.

Asmussen Equine Center in Laredo can house displaced horses. Contact Keith Asmussen at 956.763.8907.

Pasture available near Shreveport, LA – – call Denise Simmons, 318.687.5698

I have a 100% equine clinic in the Field Store Area (on the northwest edge of the flooding in Houston) and am available to house and care for horses, particularly those with a medical need – – Equine Partners Vet Service, Dr. Marcus Hutka, 32543 Joseph Road, Waller, TX 77484, 979-324-5822

Texas Animal Health Commission has set up a Harvey Hotline: 512-719-0799 at the Animal Response Operation Coordination Center (AROCC). If you receive a call with someone looking to volunteer, donate, wanting to offer shelter for animals, reporting live or dead animals you can pass them along to the Harvey Hotline.

If you have a surplus of grass round bales to donate, or a big truck & flatbed and want to help – in 3-4 Days after the water has receded we are going to the Houston area. Everything will be delivered to designated County Co-Ops, through Texas Ag Extension Agents only. Those Ag Agents are the “Boots on the Ground” and can distribute to their counties’ farmers and ranchers as needed. Truckloads only (at least 32 4×5 round bales). If you have less than that to donate, and can deliver them to Cleburne TX, we will build a load then take to the area. Call Kenny Emigh at 817-648-8760.

Beckys Hope in Frisco, Texas has extensive safe, dry pasture on which we would be happy to offer temporary shelter during this terrible time. Please call or text me directly at 214-918-6508, Sue Chapman <>

I am located south of Fort Worth, near Keene. Have trailer can travel. 3-4 horses, Candice Young, 817-925-6258.

100 acres of fenced pastures and woods; 3 1/2 hours north of Humble.  Can house mares and geldings with current Coggins.  Ralph and Tamara Hampton, 936-201-6642.

Montevallo Alabama. My name is Marci Ballard and my number is 205-542-7584. I have no stalls but plenty of open pasture. I have probably 75-100 acres that could be put to use, and more if needed.

We have a boat and 4 horse rig waiting in Conroe to be used, just need someone to point us in the direction. Kelly Hickethier, 903-767-6266.

I’m in Morgan Mill (about 6 hours away); I can house and feed 8 horses at my facility if necessary. I can take stallions also. Jan Kelly, 562-243-2710.

Six stalls and pasture for several horses if needed.  Located 2 1/2 hours north of Houston off of 164 near Groesbeck, TX. Sandra Garnett, 713-775-9948.

The Training Center @ Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana, has offered to help with stalls and pastures for affected horses. Please call in advance to check availability and set up arrangements: Cody Thomas, 337-942-2401 or Harold Forman, 985-630-6762.

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society will be opening our doors to some donated horses. We rarely take in owner donated horses (due to space restraints), but we’ll be making an exception, as we have room, to those impacted by Harvey.

Equine Express,NA INC  If you would like to make a donation to help purchase hay to send to south Texas, you can call Pilot Point Feed at 940-686-3333 and speak to Shane. Please tell him it is for the Equine Express Disaster Relief Fund.

From Bluebonnet Feeds: One of our East Texas customers has so generously donated a truckload of hay to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Navigation to the damaged areas is challenging and Bluebonnet is reaching out to help her facilitate the transport of this hay from Longview, TX to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. Please contact us if you are in that area and able to help! #HayForSETX.

Brazoria County Fairgrounds has 350-400 horses housed there.  They need supplies, hay, feed, etc.  Am hauling a load to them soon.  To donate $ or good quality horse hay, call Davison Racing (Gonzales, TX) at 210-218-2014.


Help for Displaced Horses (FaceBook page), or email to

If you have suffered property damage and need a place to keep your horses, there is a list of people at East Texas Equine Evacuation and Disaster Relief who are offering to house horses for free while people recover from the storm.


From Waller Equine Hospital:

If your horses were in standing water we recommend washing their legs with an antibacterial wash such as betadine or chlorhexadine letting it sit, then rinsing well and applying thrush products to their hooves to prevent thrush or an abscess.  You can pick these products up from us, or any pharmacy should carry betadine scrub which would be the first choice.

Another thing to keep in mind is that fire ants are likely to crawl on your horse’s legs to get out of the water. Keep an eye on your horse’s legs for swelling and pustules. If your horse becomes lame, is reluctant to move around, or goes off feed that would warrant a visit to a veterinarian..

You can call us at anytime if you are concerned; you may also take pictures and email them to us if you aren’t sure if your horse should be seen.

Help for Displaced Horses (FaceBook page) My email is The best way to contact me (Mike Taber) is through this page

For information regarding animal health concerns due to flooding, please see the following link.…/TAHCBrochure_FloodingAnimalHeal…


Contact: American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation online or @ 800-443-0177

Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association or GoFundMe

Texas A&M Foundation and write “Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund” on the memo line. Mail it to:
Development & Alumni Relations
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
4461 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4461

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Disaster Relief Fund

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Disaster Relief Fund