ASPCA Deployed Disaster Response Team To Arkansas To Rescue & Shelter Pets Displaced During Historic Flooding

Photo from previous ASPCA rescue.

As perilous flooding continues to severely impact the central United States, the ASPCA has deployed its disaster response team to Arkansas.

Members are currently on the ground assisting the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management and Faulkner County Animal Response Team with the sheltering of 50 animals displaced by historic flooding, as well as providing support through search-and-rescue upon request.

“Thousands of people and their pets have been displaced by unprecedented flooding throughout Arkansas and neighboring regions, and the ASPCA is pleased to be in a position where they can provide resources and expertise to assist the State and County in bringing displaced animals to safety,” Dick Green, Senior Director of ASPCA Disaster Response, said in a statement. “We’re strongly encouraging impacted residents in need to contact their emergency management offices to request assistance during this difficult time, and we hope that pet owners across the country will use this as a reminder to prepare their families and their pets for emergency situations that often strike with little notice.”

The ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team assists in search-and-rescue, sheltering, relocation and reunification efforts during disaster situations, including wildfires, tornadoes and floods.

As noted by the organization, the San Diego Humane Society is also supporting the ASPCA’s disaster response efforts by providing volunteers to assist on the ground in Faulkner County.

The emergency animal shelter is open daily from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at 10 Lower Ridge Road in Conway, Arkansas.

Faulkner County residents in need of either emergency sheltering for their pets or who require assistance with pets who remain in the evacuated areas are encouraged to call the ASPCA at 1-800-738-9437.

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