BENEFITING: SPCA of Texas
The Octo family is committed to serving our clients and communities with equal vigor and care. The South Texas community has been devastated by flooding and Octo would like to help the families and first responders on the front lines of the relief effort. Everyone is invited to add to the impact of the Octo donation through personal donations via this campaign. The Octo CSR board will track the combined total contribution from the firm and employees and hope to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those displaced by the storm.
The SPCA of Texas is putting every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area. We cat shelter in Corpus Christi on Friday, August 25, in advance of the storm. These cats were un-owned, and we cleared their shelter to ensure the cats’ safety.On Monday, August 28, a large team of SPCA of Texas staff and volunteers set up a temporary animal shelter near the mega shelter in Downtown Dallas, working in conjunction with city and county disaster officials. This temporary shelter was set up in close proximity to the human shelter so that the pet owners could visit their pets. We will continue to deploy staff, volunteers and supplies to this temporary shelter to care for evacuees' pets for the forseeable future.We have also taken in over 50 additional pets owned by evacuees at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, where pet owners are also visiting their pets.