11 May '11, 3pm

Rescuing Animals as Flood Waters Crest

Rescuing Animals as Flood Waters Crest

As Memphis continues to see the Mississippi River crest at historic levels, residents could be dealing with high water levels into June. Of course, natural disasters don't only effect the people living in the area but also the pets. American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team has been hard at work rescuing animals and helping pet owners during this disaster. American Humane Association staff and volunteers deployed to Shelby County, Tenn. with a convoy of support vehicles, including a 16-wheel, 82-foot-long Rescue Rig; a four-wheel-drive pickup truck; and a horse trailer! They are also providing important emotional support to the human victims as well. Most disaster shelters will not allow people to bring their pets with them. At American Humane's temporary shelter, pet owners are allowed to visit their pets and when they are able to move out of ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/rescuing-...

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