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Harlingen Humane Society Ships Food to Rockport Pets in Need

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, September 03 2017 Sep 3, 2017 September 03, 2017 6:07 PM September 03, 2017 in News

HARLINGEN--Food and cleaning supplies are now in the hands of pet owners in hurricane stricken Rockport. A Valley humane society is helping folks left with very little. 

One volunteer in the efforts of the Harlingen Humane Society, Leo Caballero, says he cannot stand the sight of animals in need. He describes himself as a "big animal lover" and owns a few himself. 

"I got five pets. Three dogs and two cats," says Caballero.

Caballero decided not to rest on Sunday. Instead he headed to the Harlingen Humane Society to load up hundred of bags of pet food for animals in Rockport. 

Caballero says he feels he has to work for pets in danger as a result of Harvey, rather than relaxing on the weekend.

"I just wanted to help out those places that were hit pretty hard by Harvey and give back a little bit," he says.

Pat Turman-White, board president of Harlingen Humane Society, says the Valley came together for these animals. Many have provided foster care for pets in storm-damaged areas. She says she lost track of the enormous amount of people who stopped by the humane society to donate the pet food.

She is happy to now be able to help pets in Rockport.

"We have not been able to get in the last week. So, we've been running up to go to Goliad and Refugio and places like that. But now we're heading up to Rockport with all the supplies," says Turman-White.

Turman-White adds the Harlingen Humane Society is also providing for the pet owners. The volunteers with her group will be handing out paper towels and cleaning supplies donated for the people of Rockport who are in need.

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