Code 3 Associates Arrives in Houston and Hit the Ground Running
Posted: September 15, 2008
After driving all night, the Code 3 team arrived at the Houston SPCA and hit the ground running. We were tasked with the management of field operations. Our first task was to turn the parking lot of the Houston SPCA into a Base Camp of operations for the other organizations and volunteers to operate from.
56 volunteers have arrived or are arriving today to assist Houston SPCA in their effort to support their own shelter staff, support for the wildlife shelter which is part of HSPCA, assist Galveston Island with establishing an Emergency Shelter, assessment of the animal needs and Search & Rescue Efforts.
3 Search & Rescue teams made up of members from the Houston SPCA field services and Code 3 Associates responded to calls for 46 animals.
All team members are taking turns helping with the more than 300 Baby Squirrels that are being cared.
Code 3 Animal Search and Rescue Team Travels Through the Night
8 AM September 13, 2008
This morning Code 3 Associates, Inc deployed a 7 member Water Rescue Team along with BART (Big Animal Rescue Truck) from Longmont, CO to Houston TX to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
The team was deployed at the request of Houston SPCA and Harris County to assist with Search and Rescue operations in the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Ike.
3 AM September 14, 2008
The team continues to travel through the night taking turns driving and sleeping as best we can to arrive in Houston by Sunday morning. Come day break the team will be part of the historic effort to assist stranded Humans and their companion animals, live stock, exotic animals and wildlife.
I will post updates and pictures as I can
Director of Emergency Services
Code 3 Associates, Inc