The tornadoes in Arkansas on April 27 were devastating and caused quite a few deaths. As usual, the animals were affected as well and aren't mentioned as often in the news.
An animal rescue group in the area is currently working out of a parking lot after a tree fell on their facility. Their rescue area was demolished, leaving dogs, horses, chickens, ducks and other animals running loose. They need bowls, blankets, fencing, dog houses and food.
Donations can be dropped off at 425 Hyman Dr. in Maumelle, AR
. Monetary donations can be made through
the following link: https://www.facebook.com/MFOAFB/app_117708921611213
Also, a resource/aid station has been set up for the people affected by the storms. Donations can be dropped off at 1950 South Blvd. in Conway, AR. They need water, non-perishables, extension cords, batteries, phone chargers, blankets, and many other items. Check at the same website for more information.
Animals that need expensive medical care
are often euthanized because their owners can't afford it, even if the condition is not immediately life-threatening. Luckily for some of them, a somewhat new organization now raises funds to help them. See www.irondogfund.org.
They probably started with dog assistance, but they also help any species that fits their criteria, including cats. Visit:http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/vetmed
Thanks to Judy for sharing this info!