January 13, 2012
The HSUS Assists Farmers Affected by Rutherford County Tornado
The Humane Society of the United States is providing 11 tons of grain to feed nearly 500 cows on farms struck by Wednesday’s destructive western North Carolina tornado. The storm destroyed grain silos on at least six local farms, and The HSUS is providing those farmers with enough grain to feed their cows for a week while they replenish their supplies.
“The Humane Society of the United States is proud to support our local, sustainable farmers,” said Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS. “We are happy to come to the aid of these farmers during their time of need and ensure that their cows won’t go hungry in the wake of this destructive storm.”
Rescue responders first encountered the six devastated farms and reached out to The HSUS’s state director for assistance. The HSUS is currently reaching out to animal welfare groups in the area to assess any further needs.
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