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Monday, May 15, 2017

Flood Relief for Pets/ HSMO FYI

 “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” - Ernest Hemingway

A word on flood recovery efforts in Missouri (2017). Pet temporary shelter drop-off locations closed on May 3 and are no longer open but temporary shelter is still available for those affected by recent flooding in Missouri - details and phone number at HSMO

From 2015. A reminder of the work rescuers do in helping to track down displaced pets. This team heard muffled noises coming from inside a trailer and hurried to find the source. How incredible to discover this cat survived by floating in her litter box. Extraordinary.

This disaster team rescued four cats by boat on the afternoon of December 31, 2015.

In North Carolina, the following video is an overview of how groups come together in a crisis to locate, recover and care for displaced animals. This scenario is an example of the deteriorating site conditions often presenting health challenges to survivors (and rescuers) and showcases the hazards and the teamwork involved in disaster pet rescue efforts: YouTube

In that video, you saw Eric Thompson and the Code 3 Disaster Response Team - If you are interested in finding out more about the organization follow up here: Code 3

Also part of the effort: Red Star Rescue Team - American Humane

Train to be a Disaster Animal Response Team Volunteer - PetFinder

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