The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team is preparing help animals put in danger by Hurricane Florence, which is hitting the Carolinas and Virginia. The Humane Society along with its partner Code 3 Associate Inc. will perform water and land-based rescue operations in the coast areas affected by the storm.
The nine-member team, led by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force Director Greg Martin, has training in swift water and land-based rescue operations in preparation for whatever rescue situations they may encounter following this historic storm. If needed, the team also can handle animal transport and sheltering duties.
“Having performed animal rescue, transport and sheltering following Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Rita, Irma, Gustav, Harvey and Matthew, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team is well prepared to respond in what may be another tragic disaster,” said Kathy Warnick, president, Humane Society of Missouri. “We are proud of the capabilities of our professional team and grateful to our donors who understand the importance of this life-saving work."
Donations to support the Humane Society of Missouri Hurricane Florence rescue efforts may be made by phone at 314-951-1542 or securely online at www.hsmo.org/florence.
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