More fos­ter homes, toys are needed for pets at NRG

Houston Chronicle - - DAILY DIGITAL - By Joy Sewing Go here to find a slide show of pets that have been wait­ing at NRG for a new for­ever home: Hous­tonChron­i­cle.com/nrg­pets joy.sewing@chron.com twit­ter.com/joy­sewing

While some Hur­ri­cane Har­vey pets at the Best Friends An­i­mal So­ci­ety shel­ter at NRG Arena have been moved into fos­ter or fos­ter-to-adopt homes, there is still need for more help.

Cur­rently, 297 dogs and 28 cats need fos­ter homes. Once the 30day hold to re­unite pets with their own­ers has passed, Best Friends trans­ports an­i­mals to part­ner­ing res­cue groups and shel­ters.

The Utah-based Best Friends is a no-kill or­ga­ni­za­tion that has com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing each an­i­mal at the arena is placed in a home, ei­ther in Hous­ton or an­other city.

The shel­ter needs dog toys, tow­els and sheets, ei­ther new or clean used ones. Items can be dropped off

daily be­tween 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at NRG Arena, Ex­hibit Hall D.

Here’s what the shel­ter has done since open­ing last month: » 1,125 daily walks at the pavil­ion; » 10,000-plus pounds of food have been dis­trib­uted to the pets;

» 92 jars of peanut but­ter have been used for treats;

» More than 10,500 vol­un­teers have helped with the pets;

» 18,000 fly­ers in English and Span­ish have been dis­trib­uted about the lost pets.

Steve Gon­za­les / Hous­ton Chron­i­cle

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