Knowing your beloved dog is missing, lost and alone out in treacherous survival conditions, can be a heart-stopper for any dog companion.
Wisely, the State of North Carolina made a call to the American Humane Association for help, even before Hurricane Irene hit. And the Red Star™ Rescue Rig and Animal Emergency Services team of the AHA rolled immediately.
19 of the AHA’s Red Star first-responders arrived in Raleigh, well in advance of the storm to prepare for the potential 600 or more animals who could be in need. And, as Irene pounded the east coast as predicted, it proved to be a wise move. In any disaster, particularly a hurricane with the strength and devastating power of Irene, family and pets can be separated in a heartbeat. But as the storm moved on, the Red StarTeam was in place and ready to conduct rescue operations and shelter many displaced animals throughout the region.
These past few years, The Red Star Team has responded to a seemingly endless string of natural disasters. Recall all the tornadoes (AL/MO/TN/MS/more), other hurricanes (Red Star was there for Katrina), massive flooding (Minot) the wide-spread, raging wildfires (Texas) and on and on and on. With all this nearly constant need for Red Star’s services and expertise, their resources are wearing thin, as you can imagine.
RIGHT NOW: Animals are in danger from the Hurricane Irene aftermath – Red Star is there. And You can help. Once again, the AHA Red Star team is there for the human and animal victims of Hurricane Irene — and you can be there for them too, through your generous support and donations.
To make a tax-deductable donation toward the pet rescue efforts of Irene (and all the other rescues still under way through-out the nation) please go to: > Disaster Alert: Hurricane Irene Animal Relief (Select Red Star Emergency Services in the dropdown list)
You may also donate $10 to animal victims of disaster by texting by texting HUMANE to 80888.
Learn more about the >AHA Red Star™ Rescue and Animal Emergency Services
Belong to a local dog/pet organization? Ask your fellow members to contribute in your group’s name as a unified show of support from the San Jose/ San Franscico area. Send DawgHugger any local or regional groups contact information who may be collecting. I will post them.
Check Back on Saturday. DawgHugger will post the AHA’s list of recommendations of Preparing Your Pet For Disasterious Weather Conditions, (Before/During and After a major storm).
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