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Emergency animal response underway in Red River Valley

In Animal News, Help the Animals on March 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm

People and animals in the Red River Valley are preparing for historic flooding that is expected to swamp the area in the next couple of days.

At least one animal shelter is located in the potential flood zone and will be evacuated entirely, while animal rescue organizations anticipate an influx of at least 200-300 displaced animals as residents withdraw from the area.

A team from Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter in Hastings, MN is assisting with emergency efforts and will leave for the flood zone early on Thursday, March 26. It expects to be deployed for about 72 hours.

A site has been designated to serve as an animal evacuation center. Donations, supplies, and volunteers are needed. Additionally, depending on the amount of damage that results from possible flooding, foster homes for affected animals may be needed.

For more information, visit AnimalArkShelter.com.

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