More Than 500 Pets Affected by Floods in ND—ASPCA Deploys!

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:00am

The damage is overwhelming. Since June, severe flooding has devastated North Dakota's fourth-largest city, Minot, wiping out thousands of buildings and leaving countless families homeless.

Yesterday, members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the ASPCA arrived in Minot to help to care for more than 500 companion animals displaced by the floods.

Working at the request of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Souris Valley Animal Shelter, the team is providing emergency sheltering for animals—mostly cats and dogs—at a pet evacuation center located at the NDSU Research Center.

“It has been a long haul for the people of Minot,” says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team. “We are proud to be able to offer support through the coalition as this community recovers.”

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