When PetWell Partners reopened its Bellaire clinic just a few days after Tropical Storm Harvey swept the region, David Strauss realized the toll the storm had taken on hundreds of desperate pet owners.
The co-founder of the company met a couple whose dog had been having seizures for three days. At one point, they brought it to a fire station to get oxygen, Strauss said.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “There are so many good people trying to help.”
PetWell Partners, which reopened eight of its animal clinics throughout the Houston area, will offer free services and supplies for pets sickened or injured during the storm. Starting Monday, vets will provide basic screening and treatments at certain locations.
On Monday, the Bellaire Richmond clinic will offer services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Wednesday and Friday, the Clear Lake City Veterinary Clinic and the Veterinary Medical Center of Spring will offer services. The company will post times and additional locations on its Facebook page.
Strauss said the company’s suppliers have donated tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies, medicine and food, all of which will be available for free.
“We want to have as big of an impact as possible,” he said.