May 11, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States Responds to Mississippi Floods
The Humane Society of the United States has deployed trained staff from our Animal Rescue Team to Natchez, Miss. to set up an emergency shelter for animals displaced by flooding. The shelter will be ready for emergency response beginning Wednesday.
The HSUS received an official request for assistance from the Adams County Sheriff’s office and is working with United Animal Nations to prepare to assist animals in need and to distribute supplies to residents affected by floodwaters.
"The historic flooding throughout the South has greatly impacted our state, and The Humane Society of the United States is now on-site to offer much-needed animal welfare assistance,” said Lydia Sattler, Mississippi state director for The HSUS. “The HSUS is prepared to temporarily shelter any animal displaced by the floods; please remember, if it is not safe for you it isn’t safe for your pets.”
The temporary shelter will be located at 507 N. Wall St in Natchez. The HSUS is also providing disaster relief aid in areas of Alabama and Missouri affected by the recent tornadoes and devastating flooding.
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