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Talkin' Pets News
July 14, 2018
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CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, July 1, 2016 —American Humane Association’s renowned animal rescue team, first responders for animals in crisis for 100 years, has arrived in Charleston with two of the organization’s giant 50-foot rescue vehicles to help animal victims of the historic flooding affecting the area.
The deployment of the emergency vehicles, a team of 10 trained emergency responders and a veterinarian comes at the request of the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, which is being hard-pressed to find a solution for a growing problem: The shelter has a capacity for 240 animals and is completely full – with more coming in each day.
Among the critical tasks being prepared and performed as needed by the American Humane Association team are: Conducting a critical assessment of the need; setting up a mobile vet clinic to provide first aid, conduct wellness checks, and administer vaccines; distributing 1,200 pounds of food donated by American Humane Association; providing critically needed supplies, vaccines and medicines donated by leading animal health company Zoetis; and preparing to relieve overworked staff at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association shelter. Every attempt will be made to reunify lost animals with their owners.
“Our hearts go out to the people and animals of West Virginia,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “Fortunately, our animal rescue team is well-trained and well-qualified to handle this kind of emergency. Help has arrived.”
About American Humane Association and its animal rescue program
American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. Its animal rescue program was created in 1916 at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War to rescue war horses on the battlefields of World War I Europe. Since then, it has been rescuing animals of every kind and have been involved in virtually every major disaster relief effort from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Japanese and Haitian earthquakes, and Superstorm Sandy. Over just the past ten years American Humane Association’s rescue teams have saved, helped and sheltered more than 80,000 animals. For more information or to support rescuing animals in need, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.
Animals displaced by severe flooding following Tropical Storm Irene
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Schoharie County Emergency Operations Center and New York State Office of Emergency Management, has dispatched its Field Investigations and Response team to Schoharie County, N.Y., to assist in the emergency rescue of animals displaced by the severe flooding following Tropical Storm Irene.
The ASPCA is leading the effort with assistance from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which will be managing water rescue operations for animals affected by the recent storm. Additionally, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is supplying much needed sheltering supplies such as crates, blankets, and bowls.
ASPCA responders arrived Tuesday evening to begin assessing needs and coordinate efforts with IFAW on emergency water rescues for pets trapped inside flooded homes. A state of emergency has been declared for Schoharie County due to extensive flooding, road closures and closed bridges around the county. Displaced animals will be taken to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley where they will be triaged and temporarily housed until they are reunited with their owners.
Schoharie County residents requiring sheltering for their pets or wishing to report lost pets or rescue needs should contact Animal Services at the Schoharie County Emergency Operations Center at (518) 231-2718. The ASPCA recommends that pet owners bring vaccination records, carriers, leashes/collars, and instructions for pets with special needs.
“The ASPCA is committed to helping pet owners and animals impacted by Tropical Storm Irene,” said Tim Rickey, senior director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “We will continue to do everything we can to help this community.”
Over the weekend, ASPCA responders from across the country deployed to New York City to prepare for animal emergencies in anticipation of the storm. The ASPCA helped hundreds of animals throughout the City’s five boroughs, assessing the needs at evacuation centers where pets were welcomed and delivering rabies vaccines and microchips for cats and dogs at the emergency shelters. Additionally, the ASPCA transported approximately 100 animals that had been temporarily evacuated from a Long Island shelter via its Animal Transport Trailer, a custom-built, 60-foot-long vehicle designed to save the lives of animals that fall victim to natural disasters or animal cruelty and neglect.
“The best thing you can do for yourself and your pet in the event of an emergency is to be prepared,” added Rickey. “Having a plan in place ahead of time can save you precious time and energy, so you can focus on quickly getting you and your pets to safety.” The ASPCA urges pet owners to develop an emergency plan in advance to keep their families and pets safe as hurricane season reaches its height.
For more information on disaster preparedness and safety tips from the ASPCA, please visit www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness/.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.
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