ASPCA Assists Rescue Efforts after Southeastern Floods

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:00pm

After two days of intense thunderstorms that brought devastating floods to the city of Nashville, TN, and the need for evacuations across multiple states, members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team are on the scene at the request of the Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society. The ASPCA landed in Tennessee on Tuesday night to help local groups care for animals displaced by the floods. In addition to bringing much-needed sheltering supplies, the ASPCA is prepared to provide a water rescue team and other resources to assist with the recovery efforts as needed.

The ASPCA's joel lopez, left, and Tiptonville, Tenn. Animal Control Officer Chandra Davis washing a rooster outside the Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society, where the ASPCA has established a temporary shelter and decontamination station for animals impacted by recent flooding.

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