Friday, April 4, 2014

How to Help the Pets Affected by the Oso Mudslide in Washington

What happens to the pets when there is a major disaster like the Oso landslide in my home state of Washington? I worry about them. But recently I found out that there are people who are helping. There are ways you can help too!

Veterinary clinics and shelters are working together to help the animal victims of the landslide in Oso. I was really happy when I saw the video of Buddy, who was found alive in a wrecked home in the slide area. Then there was the dog that was recently found wandering there. I found out there is a special Facebook page devoted to found pets and those that are missing.

And then there is the nearby Chuckanut Valley Veterinary Clinic. That is where they took Buddy to be checked out. In addition the Chuckanut Valley Veterinary Clinic is caring for Bonnie, an Australian Shepherd who was found trapped on her owner's lap in one of the destroyed homes. She lost one of her owners and the other was hospitalized in critical condition. If you look at their Facebook Page you can get updates on these animals and others they are caring for.

The Everett Animal Shelter has taken the lead on housing found pets. They will care for the animals as long as needed. They have also established a lost and found book where they will be tracking the animals. They have a Facebook Page where you can see the list of lost animals.

The Lost Pets of Snohomish Mudslide Facebook page was set up to help families find their lost pets and livestock and to be a place for people to share information.

North Creek Pet Hospital in Bothell is contracted with the Red Cross for the Oso slide assistance. They are helping with vet care/ foster placements,  supplies, medications and food for both pets and livestock.

This website lists ALL the ways you can help those affected by the Oso slide INCLUDING the animals.

Once I found out about these people and organizations that were helping the pets, I felt much better!

Love, Cinnamon

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