Thanks to the amazballz work of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition) over 500 pets displaced by severe flooding that has devastated the city of Minot, N.D., have been put in emergency shelters.
Losing your home must be horrible — we are so happy to hear the flood victims wont be losing their pets too!!
Shannon Walajtys, an emergency relief officer (who was one of the first the team on the ground), is happy to give this small comfort to the displaced families. She said:
“Many of the displaced residents are understandably pre-occupied with the burden of finding new homes in which to live, and the moments they’re able to spend visiting their beloved pets at our emergency shelter provide such an important emotional boost.”
We're sure it's more than just an emotional boost, it's a frigg'n a family member! But not all the owners of the rescued pets know their animals are safe. Josh Cary, team lead of the AHA’s Red Star effort explained,
“American Humane Association is providing a rotation team to care for family pets whose owners have been stranded by the flooding. Animal owners know that we will keep their beloved pets safe until reunions are possible.”
We hope they find their owners soon!
[image via NARSC]
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