Disaster Response Team Deployed for Missouri Flooding




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December 30, 2015

Disaster Response Team Deployed for Missouri Flooding

UPDATE - January 3, 2016

HSMO's Disaster Response Team has closed temporary shelters in Arnold and near Valley Park, MO. Nearly 80 pets were rescued and cared for by the Humane Society of Missouri during the catastrophic flooding December 30, 2015 throught January 1, 2016.

On December 31, 2015, three swift-water rescue certified members of the Disaster Response Team rescued four cats via boat from a flooded mobile home park. One of the rescued cats survived by floating in her litter box.

More than 40 displaced animals - from Arnold, Valley Park, and areas in Illinois - are still being cared for at HSMO's Macklind Ave. Headquarters until their owners are able to bring them home.

We are incredibly thankful for our dedicated rescuers and generous donors who make HSMO's disaster response efforts possible. Your contribution ensures HSMO will be there when disaster strikes so there is No Pet Left Behind.

How can you help?
Make a Disaster Plan for your pets.

Original Story - December 30, 2015

Operations for pet evacuation support and emergency boarding in Arnold and Valley Park, Mo.

The Humane Society of Missouri has opened two locations, one in Arnold and one near Valley Park, Mo., to transport and board pets of individuals affected by evacuations due to river flooding.

Pets can be dropped off at one of the two climate-controlled mobile rescue trailers and will be transported to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Avenue headquarters for emergency boarding. Evacuees may also take their pets to the Humane Society of Missouri Macklind Avenue headquarters for boarding. IF YOU MUST EVACUATE, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET(S) BEHIND!

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team and trailers can be found at the following shelters:

First Baptist Church
2012 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010

Manchester Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Road
Ballwin, Mo. 63011

The Humane Society of Missouri is currently boarding nearly 50 pets. Due to the large influx of animals in the coming days, they are asking the public to bring donations of towels and blankets to their headquarters. They are also seeking volunteers to help with laundry for the additional pets.