Animal House Rescue for Pets From Floods in Northern Colorado
Our friends at Animal House Rescue sent us this press release. We thank them for the information and for all they do...
It's the hard times when our community truly shows how amazing it is. Yesterday we emailed asking for your help with providing supplies at the Timberline Church Evacuation Center. We are thrilled to update you that after two van loads of your donations they had the supplies they needed. However, our work is not done.
The Timberline Church is a temporary shelter and passing point for hundreds of evacuees. Today we shifted our focus to providing the Evacuee Distribution Center in Loveland with supplies. When we arrived there this morning their pet supplies were minimal. We left them with a variety of supplies but more are needed. We also spoke with FEMA; they estimate the need to keep the distribution center open for up to a year.
Our other focus this week has been reaching out to our transfer partners (other shelters) we work with in affected areas. We are happy to report that our friends at Logan County Humane Society and Longmont Humane Society are doing well. Our transfer partners at Weld County Humane Society are housing over 300 evacuated animals. This is an incredible undertaking and they need our help. With so many evacuated animals in their care they have no room for the other animals they would usually care for like previously unclaimed strays, surrenders, etc. During this time of recovery we will strive to help them with as many animals we can.
There are several ways in which you can help during this time:
1) Become a Foster Home
As a foster home you will save a life that we do not have room for at our shelter. You will also help open space for those who need it at shelters taking in evacuees. We will be relying on our foster homes so that we can help animals that there simply is no space for at other shelters in need so that they can help house evacuee animals.
If you would like to take this life saving opportunity please begin by filling out our foster application here. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive it please give us a day or two to make arrangements for your home visit and your foster pet to arrive.
2) Donate Supplies for Evacuees
Pet supplies such as bowls, leashes, collars, litter, litter boxes, toys, exotic/small mammal supplies are all needed. Supplies can be dropped off at the following locations:
Animal House Rescue:
1104 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins
Hours: M-F: 11am-5:30pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
Disaster Assistance Center:
815 SW 14th St, Bldg D, Loveland
Hours: Daily: 7am-7pm
3) Monetary Donations
We currently have 71 dogs in our care. In order to help our transfer partners we will need to provide additional vaccines, medication, vetting and more. Your generous donation will help us care for the animals we provide safe havens for in this time of need.
Make a secure online donation by clicking here.
4) Simply spread the word by sharing this email with your friends and family members.
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