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Hurricane Harvey

A Storm We’ll Remember

Last Monday, August 28th, 2017, Houston awoke to the fact devastating wide spread flooding from Hurricane Harvey was affecting their lives. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

People spared from high water and those that struggled through it to get to Houston stepped up and above what could ever be imagined. Being Texan Strong helped save lives, restored faith and upheld the belief in helping others.   

Texas Strong!

From past Hurricanes, Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort learned valuable lessons we used for Hurricane Harvey. We consider ourselves lucky to have been spared flooding. We also believe we kept pets safe by having and following a planned contingency plan.

  • Keeping pets with families when possible – a major priority
  • Current vaccine information on file
  • Signed Hurricane waiver on file
  • Shelter in place unless evacuation is mandatory
  • Evacuation route to Hill Country Pet Ranch, Boerne, TX.
  • Maintain adequate supply of pet food and store up fresh water
  • Utilize windows, doors and patio doors for light during power outage
  • Stock cleaning supplies, flashlights and batteries
  • Sign up senior staff for 24/7 up to 7 days to stay with pets
  • Ready the two 2nd-story areas with crates and runs – over 5200 sq. feet
  • Keep schedules and routines in place
  • Utilize Fb posts, answering call, sending texts and photos

We will continue to monitor all the future storm warnings for the Texas Gulf Coast with a vow to keep pets in our care safe and happy as we did with Hurricane Harvey. Below is a badge we sent home with pets after the storm.

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2 Comments

  1. Suzanne Kubin on September 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

    We were fortunate that our home in Houston was untouched by high water – nevertheless if our dogs had been with Fondren 5 Star and IF we had been unable to pick them up (i.e. due to traveling overseas) we would have felt absolutely confident that Fondren 5 Star would have seen to it that they were safe and well cared for! (Being Airedales they probably would have thought it was all great fun!) I know these things are tough times for you – thank you for being who you are!



  2. Cynthia Sacks on September 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Everyone at Fondren Five Star is a “star” for their efforts in keeping everyone’s pets safe — not just during Harvey, but each and every day. So thankful for you all.