LIVESTOCK AND PET FEED AVAILBLE TO FLOOD VICTIMS AT WHARTON FAIRGROUNDS IN WHARTON, TX AND B&S SERVICES IN BOLING, TX
TUESDAY, September 5th Wharton County Animal Response Update:
Two animal feed distribution points continue to provide cat, dog, cattle, horse feed, and hay to those affected by hurricane Harvey. One feed distribution point is located at the Wharton county fairgrounds in crescent. Hours of operation at the Wharton fairgrounds site is 8 am to 8 pm. The Wharton County Fairgrounds is located at 6036 FM 961 RD, Wharton, Texas 77488.
The Second animal feed distribution site is located at B&S Services at 11928 FM1301, Boling, Tx 77420. Hours of operation at the B&S Services site is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact for the B&S point is Kelly Bannert at 979-578-3368. A Texas A&M Agrilife Extension strike team of five county extension agents arrived at the Wharton fairgrounds on Sunday September 3rd to continue operation of the feed distribution points. The Chief in Command is Curtis Preston, county extension agent from Bailey county. Curtis is currently the main point of contact at the Wharton Fairgrounds.
Throughout our animal response to Hurricane Harvey, we have taken in the following animals sheltered and rescued, combined: 58 dogs, 77 horses, 1 cat, 3 goats, 5 donkeys, and 367 head of beef cattle. For the week of September 4th the animal evacuation and rescue shelter , also located at the Wharton fairgrounds has a primary focus this week of returning animals to their owners. We are cooperating with Wharton County’s S.P.O.T, Texas Animal Health Commission, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers to properly return animals to their owners.
Corrie Bowen, MS
County Extension Agent – Agriculture
315 E. Milam, Suite 112
Wharton, Texas 77488