Local and national animal welfare organizations and hospitals are coordinating help with food, supplies, housing and medical care for cats and dogs affected by US tornadoes in recent days.
Lexington Hospital For Cats, Eagle’s Landing Pet Hospital, Shamrock Foundation, No-Kill louisville, HSUS, and others are working to help with the many needs of pets affected by the most recent tornadoes to sweep across the US. Some groups and hospitals have teamed up to better coordinate and serve.
As seen in the video, Lexington Hospital for Cats and Eagle’s Landing Pet Hospital have teamed to collect and distribute items ranging from food and supplies to flea control products.
Doctor Alice Mills, of the cat hospital, is quoted saying, “Their pets are starving. They lost everything and their pets depend on them to survive. To lose a pet because you just can’t get it food, would just be almost more than anyone could bear.” Also in need of help are, “injured animals, animals with broken limbs, animals that just are lost; they’re totally displaced from their families and from their owners.” FMI about this effort, visit Lexington Hospital For Cats or call (859) 275-2089.
The Shamrock Foundation, in cooperation with No-Kill Louisville and a group of others, is coordinating with an effort by Southern Indiana Animal Rescue and others to help pets in Kentucky and Indiana. Food and supplies are being collected at several locations. Monies are being accepted via PayPal by SIR at their website Southern Indiana Animal Rescue. Donations should be marked for tornado relief.
Rescue Bank has received food for tornado relief and is accepting donations to help with transport costs. Donations can be made at their website.
The Humane Society of the United states has also dispatched teams to the tornado affected areas.
HSUS Rescue Team Helps Animals after Kentucky Tornadoes
Storm displaces many; resources are at hand
Since a lethal tornado struck Kentucky on Friday, The HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team swooped into hard-hit Laurel County to help residents and their pets regroup.
The HSUS is working with local officials to help animals who are injured or distressed, and to set up an emergency shelter for animals who have been displaced because of the storm. Our field responders will travel the community to provide much-needed pet food and to let residents know we can care for animals in need.
Families who have lost everything else will be able to bring their pets to our shelter while they put their lives back together, knowing that their dog or cat will be in good hands.
The HSUS’s responders worked with local rescue group Fur Ever Friends on Sunday to take in a dozen dogs who were displaced by the powerful storms.