25 May '11, 4am

ASPCA Builds Temporary Shelters in Joplin:

ASPCA Builds Temporary Shelters in Joplin:

When natural disasters strike, it isn't just the humans that suffer. The recent events in Joplin, Missouri have been just devastating. While the human victims are finding shelter and help, the ASPCA has set up temporary shelters to care for the animals. “The destruction caused by the tornado is indescribable, and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this disaster—pets and people alike,” says Rickey, who began disaster relief work in Joplin the day after the tornado. The Joplin Humane Society requested the help of the ASPCA to set up emergency shelters and assist the Humane Society of Missouri with field rescues. The temporary shelters are located near the Joplin Humane Society. “We hope to alleviate the stress for pet parents by temporarily caring for their animals,” says Rickey. Thus far the ASPCA has been able to coordinate transportation of nearly 150 ...

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