The devastating tornadoes that swept through the south, destroying some of the largest cities in Alabama, also left many pets separated from their loving families and trying to survive on their own.
Although we cannot all jump in a car or on a plane and be on the ground in cities like Tuscaloosa, one of the worst hit areas, we can help the many volunteers and trained professionals searching for lost pets and providing medical services to the animals by spreading the word about resources and the work being done.
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is assisting local emergency service agencies, by taking in pets from the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control and the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Control. They are seeking monetary donations and created a wish list of supplies to help the animals.
The Facebook page, Animals Lost & Found from the Tornadoes in Alabama on 4/27/11, is a central web-based destination for most items related to pets impacted by the tornadoes. People are posting pictures and information about pets they are finding, as well as that have been lost.
At the request of local officials, the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team to areas in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee to create temporary shelters and transport emergency supplies.
If you know of other resources, and groups helping the animals impacted by the tornadoes in the south, leave a comment below.
We’re also linking this post up to the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop.