The devastation is heartbreaking. Homes have been reduced to rubble, streets transformed into flowing rivers, hundreds have lost their lives—and it’s far from over.
"We see entire communities flooded—animals are stranded on dog houses, in trees and other small patches of dry space," says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. "For many of these victims, rescue is their only hope."
As emergency responders work to help countless families evacuated from their homes due to severe storms, teams of ASPCA responders have been deployed to Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee to rescue and care for animals who have been displaced, stranded and even abandoned.
“Our team is specially trained in water rescue and emergency sheltering for animals in crisis,” says Rickey. “We are doing everything we can to help, and hope families find comfort in knowing their pets are safe.”
To date, the ASPCA has assisted nearly 4,000 animals in these affected areas—but we can’t do it alone. Please help us make sure that no animal is left behind.