Posts Tagged ‘evacuation’

Hickman County, TN- Wrigley Plant Fire

December 19, 2013

HICKMAN COUNTY RESIDENTS, who’ve been evacuated:
Heard back from Humane Society of The United States: got the message to the IC (Incident Command) about the pets that were not evacuated (due to folks being at work and not allowed home)-they’re going to see if/what they can do. The issue isn’t the air quality apparently, but rather the concern about the propane tanks exploding. HSUS is also asking they (Emergency Management) give out contact phone number that people can call if they have animals left behind.

Please Keep an eye on the local news. EMA will most likely post info there or through Red Cross. You may also want to register with Red Cross & the Shelter in Centerville, so they can reach you if there are changes or someone can bring you your dogs/needs a key to get them. Remember, the news only comes on at certain times of the day, so registering with the appropriate agencies will increase your chances of being contacted about your pet. Livestock folks… This applies to you too.

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Colorado Floods, Animal Evacuation update

September 15, 2013

Colorado Floods, Animal Evacuation update

This link is a good source for information about animal evacuations.  This is mostly for Coloradans, as it lists the shelters that accept animals, what to do if you were forced to evacuate without your animals (say if you were at work and couldn’t get home), and information about Large Animal Rescue. 

Heroic Oklahoma First Responders- By Michele De Vinney Schmoll, of Horse Evacuations East

July 11, 2013

Tornadoes are a horrible thing to go through, as a human… and for animals it can be even more frightening ~ Many animals were lost in the terrible EF-5 tornado that devastated rural Oklahoma, an area where horses and livestock were very common. The story, that Michele has written here, reminds me of the first few days after our EF-3 tornado in 2008, except that the Oklahoma situation was much, MUCH, worse.
Please, if you are involved with livestock, with horses, with animals in general, get involved with a some sort of legitimate animal first response team. TLAER (http://www.tlaer.org/) is a good place to get training ~ Horse Evacuations East is a great Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/HorseEvacuationsEast), and United States Equine Rescue League, another one of Michele’s organizations, is another great organization to get involved with (http://www.userl.org/). Here’s Michele’s story (note, to go on, click on the part II and then part III at the bottoms of the pages): http://www.nickernews.net/ok-first-responders.aspx#.Ud8OkFOGF5i