Canine Flood Victims Need Help

Dogster dogs Stewart Weekley and Zoe Kennedy wrote us this email: We thought it would be nice to see if we could help our fellow...

Angela Moore  |  Jun 18th 2008


Dogster dogs Stewart Weekley and Zoe Kennedy wrote us this email:

We thought it would be nice to see if we could help our fellow furs in Cedar Rapids and other flood-laden cities. We just can’t stand the thought of furs being left behind because there isn’t enough food, water, space, leashes or crates to save them, like what we saw with Katrina.

Does anyone know what we can do to help furs specifically? Can we donate, or volunteer? Are there agencies that will help rescue furs so that they can stay with their owners? Pawlease let us know!!!

Thank you for asking, and here are two ways to provide assistance. The first comes from the Humane Society.

As you read this, our rescue teams are saving lives.

Mother Nature is wreaking havoc in parts of the country, and animal rescue teams from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are working desperately to save animals in peril from the floods in Iowa.

Watch this slideshow of our rescuers at work, then please make an emergency contribution today to keep our teams on the ground. The HSUS disaster responders are performing land and water rescues and running emergency shelters in cooperation with state officials and other groups. Since Saturday, our teams have brought hundreds of animals to safety, including about 40 who had to be left behind when their guardians were forced to evacuate their assisted-living residence five days earlier.

We are working as fast as we can, but sadly, hundreds of animals are still out there waiting for us to rescue them. Please consider making a special gift to our Disaster Relief Fund today. We urgently need your support to help reunite these vulnerable animals with their loved ones.

Please consider making a special gift to our Disaster Relief Fund today. Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. The HSUS also just responded to wildfires in California, helping to save nearly 450 animals. Your donation today will be used to support all our disaster relief efforts.

Concerned Dogster member Sully alerted us to PetSmart’s fund drive.

I thought it would be nice to see if we could help our fellow furs in Cedar Rapids and other flood laden cities. We just can’t stand the thought of furs being left behind because there isn’t enough food, water, space, leashes or crates to save them, like what we saw with Katrina.

Does anyone know what we can do to help furs specifically? Can we donate, or volunteer?
Are there agencies that will help rescue furs so that they can stay with their owners? Pawlease let us know!!!

We all know about the horrendous flooding that’s been happening in Iowa this past week, and everyone feels AWFUL about it.

BUT, what about the pets that so many people had to leave behind???

OMIDOG… we MUST ALL try to help in any way we can. Here is the website address for the PetSmart Emergency Relief page where you can find out what’s being done already for these poor, helpless animal victims and, hopefully, either make a donation online or send a check. It doesn’t matter how little you can send (we can’t send much ourselves), but, every single dollar will go to help these poor little animals who have no voice to ask themselves.

PLEASE, go to their site and do what you can. (Wouldn’t we all want help if WE were in that kind of trouble?)

And let’s all keep our paws crossed in prayer for all our furry friends in so much trouble!