The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team has been on the ground for more than a week helping pets and other animals affected by devastating tornadoes and flooding in the South and Midwest. While the search for human survivors in the rubble ended already, more than 350 dogs, cats, birds, snakes, lizards and even a tarantula already have been found in the shattered neighborhoods around Tuscaloosa, and the local animal shelter is so full it had to erect tents for additional space.
The HSUS teams are rescuing cats and dogs from devastated neighborhoods, giving out pet food and supplies to residents, and helping to reunite pets with their families. They're also operating emergency shelters in Missouri and Mississippi to care for hundreds of animals. As you can see firsthand in the disaster relief video compiled by the HSUS, many animals are still roaming through the wreckage, but they are understandably frightened and disoriented after the disaster. HSUS is making efforts to set traps in locations where high numbers of cats have been seen and where residents have lost their pets.
Setting up temporary shelters, distributing donated pet food and reuniting pets with their families or finding new homes for pets is the order of the day with the Humane Society of the United States and we thank them for all their tireless, beautiful work!
How To Help These Animals in Crisis
To donate supplies or funds to assist in these rescue efforts or learn how to volunteer, click here or visit the Humane Society of the United States to learn about all the amazing ways they advocate for animals across the nation.