Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Helping Pets in the Colorado Flooding

As a member of the BlogPaws Disaster Response Network, I am called upon when disasters strike to get the word out as quickly as possible about pets in need. BlogPaws headquarters itself and several of it's employees have found themselves closer to this tragedy than other. They need our help, and together our voices are amplified, so please share this post or the official BlogPaws post as needed to spread the word.

A few current numbers for you in this tragedy:
  • 21 helicopters were being used Monday for evacuations
  • 11,750 people have been evacuated
  • 8 people have lost their lives
  • 658 people are still unaccounted for, which means no one has been able to get a hold of them. This number continues to decline as more people are rescued.
  • This is being called the 100 Year Flood, here's a little on what that means: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/FS-229-96/
  • Approximately 2,377 agricultural properties have been affected
  • 36 shelters are now open serving hundreds of people and pets
  • Flood conditions are spread across 200 miles covering 15 counties

What can you do?

Helping Pets in the Colorado Flood Disaster - BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets

You can make a donation and/or you can help spread the word about the places that need help:

More info for you to follow and/or share:

BlogPaws also works with some great pet brands who care and who are doing their part to help.

**** Tuesday, September 17th, Freekibble is donating 100% of the Halo kibble raised to benefit those affected by the floods in Colorado. Visit http://www.freekibble.com and http://www.freekibblekat.com and answer the trivia questions. All of the Halo Spot’s Stew earned will be donated to Colorado shelters assisting people and pets impacted by the floods. Also, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is working to enact their Disaster Relief Network.

If you’re interested in joining the BlogPaws Disaster Response Network please visit here for more information.

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