As news unfold about the damage that has been to Moore, Oklahoma and we start to see many images circulate about the devastation that is being revealed our hearts are breaking.
As a mother my heart aches for the parents who lost children.
As a homeowner I get a knot in my throat when I see images of houses just wiped out.
And as a pet owner I am heart broken when I see the images of family pets wandering through the destruction looking for their families.
My first reaction when I see things like this is that I want to jump into action and help. I want to be there. Whatever it is I want to do it.
Then reality sets in and I realize I am not trained for things like that.
Sure I work in an animal hospital and I work on sick and injured animals almost everyday, but I’m not trained in any shape or form to be apart of a disaster response team on the ground.
However, I am apart of the Blogger Disaster Response Network through BlogPaws and Pet 360, where members of this voluntary organization are the first to be notified of global disaster response efforts through World Vets, and given all the information they need to help spread the word about how people can help.
Which brings us to Paws 4 OK.
A tornado relief fund that has been set up by World Vets with assistance from BlogPaws, Pet 360, and AAHA to provide direct support to local humane organizations and veterinary clinics in Oklahoma. If you would like to make a donation to the World Vets Help Animals Impacted by the Oklahoma Tornadoes fund you can go here. Donations are being collected through May 28th.
If you would like to make a direct donation to the local groups in Oklahoma who are most in need of support please visit Dr.V over at Pawcurious for a list of those groups.
Additionally, TODAY, Freekibble is donating 100% of the Halo kibble raised today to homeless dogs & cats impacted by the tornado in Oklahoma. Visit www.freekibblekat.com to answer the trivia question and that’s all you need to do to add to the tally.