Ten fully trained emergency responders and a veterinarian in two 50-foot American Humane Association rescue vehicles were dispatched to the affected flood area of West Virginia to help animal victims of the historic event. The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association made the request for emergency support. The location has a capacity for 240 animals, but is completely full and there are more animals coming in daily.
The unit will do the following:
- Conduct critical assessments of need in the area
- Set up mobile vet clinic, providing first aid
- Conduct wellness checks
- Administering of vaccines
- Distribution of 1,200 pounds of donated food provided by American Humane Association
- Providing critically needed supplies, including vaccines and medicines donated by Zoetis, a leading animal healthcare company
- Aiding in the relief of overworked Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association shelter staff
- Making every attempt to reunify lost animals and their owners
In a press release from the AHA, Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association, said “Our hearts go out to the people and animals of West Virginia. Fortunately, our animal rescue team is well-trained and well-qualified to handle this kind of emergency. Help has arrived.”
To learn more about supporting the flood efforts in West Virginia and support rescuing animals in need, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.