Help Animals Impacted By The Oklahoma Tornadoes.

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.

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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.

Team Up For Oklahoma

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 http://www.freekibblekat.com to answer the trivia question and that’s all you need to do to add to the tally.


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16 Comments on Help Animals Impacted By The Oklahoma Tornadoes.

  1. dogloverofmax@gmail.com
    May 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm (11 months ago)

    That’s great will pop over in a second

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  2. Heart Like A Dog (@HeartLikeADog)
    May 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm (11 months ago)

    Great post, I’d have some hesitation sending you to a disaster area too. :-) I’d be afraid you’d wander off…LOL

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  3. Nichole
    May 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm (11 months ago)

    Thank you for this post!

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  4. jan
    May 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm (11 months ago)

    We always feel so helpless when we see such devastation. Thanks for this post. We are doing what we can for these courageous people.

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  5. Vicki
    May 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm (11 months ago)

    I will be sharing as I feel as you do Jen. You just want to be there to help but alas, are not in a position to do that. BUT, we can make a difference by donating to those organizations that ARE helping, two legged and four legged victims.

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  6. emma
    May 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow, never knew about that Blogger Disaster Response Network through BlogPaws and Pet 360. That is pretty neat. Mom wishes I had been trained as a search and rescue dog, in Germany we had a neighbor that was one but at this point I am 6, so it is a bit late. It would be a great way for mom to work with her dog and give back together. Thanks for the information on helping.

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  7. Daisy
    May 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm (11 months ago)

    The first reaction is to help. That’s great. We always feel the same, but have no training either. Glad we can support trained people who CAN help.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  8. Jackie Bouchard
    May 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm (11 months ago)

    Great post. Didn’t know about the kibblekat thing. Went right over there! Donated to Red Cross already but would also definitely like to donate to a pet-related thing. Thanks for this!

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  9. rubytheairedale
    May 22, 2013 at 11:17 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh, that is a pawsome idea! I gave to Susie and Sidebite, butts I’ll see if I can find some more!
    Thanks bunches for the info!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  10. Julie
    May 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm (11 months ago)

    It’s just heartbreaking isn’t it? Love all of the groups that are stepping up :) Someone at my hubby’s company lost everything :(

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  11. Two French Bulldogs
    May 23, 2013 at 12:44 am (11 months ago)

    Sure was horrific. Got to spread the word
    Benny & Lily

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  12. 2browndawgs
    May 23, 2013 at 8:07 am (11 months ago)

    Praying for the people and pets of Moore.

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  13. Peggy Frezon
    May 28, 2013 at 9:57 am (11 months ago)

    Thank you. Reaching out in prayers and love for the people and pets.

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