With so many disasters across our nation this year and last, it’s hard to keep track of them all.
Fires, floods, tornadoes, heatwaves have torn apart the lives of so many it’ s a wonder our nation still exists (Not to mention the lameness of our current DC ‘leadership’).
One such ‘forgotten’ area in need is Minot, North Dakota. (Did you remember that one?)
It was just this summer, only a couple of months ago when the Souris River in North Dakota rose to record levels, severely flooding the city of Minot. People rushed to evacuate to safety. They surveyed their homes, deciding what had to be left behind and what was essential to move out quickly — photo albums, furniture and, of course, their pets. About one in every four Minot residents had to evacuate. For nearly two months, they’ve been living in friends’ homes, temporary shelters, even open campsites. Many of them will never be able to return to their homes.
What happened to their pets? Forgotten? No, not by their owners, for sure, but now most of these once beloved pets are living in a temporary emergency shelter. Has the rest of the nation forgotten them?
Again, no. Not everyone.
Today, the Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team of the American Humane Assscociation with their 16 –wheeler Rescue Rig arrives in Minot to help shelter and care for more than 300 displaced animals in Minot.
It’s going to be a big job, especially since the Red Star teams are dispersed all over this country, still aiding all those other disaster areas.
Would you like to help?
Here’s what your donation to our Red Star program could do:
$50 – Feeds six animals for a week
$100 – Gives a dog clean living quarters
$250 – Provides veterinary care for an ill or injured pet
$1,000 – Powers the Rescue Rig generators for 10 days
For now, the Red Star™ team is making sure the animals of Minot and all those other hard hit areas get what they need: shelter, food and a little bit of love. We hope you’ll give a little love, too so that dog and companion can one day be reunited.
Learn how you can help. Go to: > American Humane Association.
Learn more about other areas being aided by the Red Star Team. > Tornando Zone- Joplin
Hey San Jose, ( or where ever you are) – Do you know what to do if disaster srikes? Learn how to plan to protect your pets for in emergencies by visiting: > Preparing for the day when you and your pets have to leave home. Follow the links from there for more useful information. Stay safe!
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Wrapping my arms around all things Dog