Monday, November 18, 2013

Helping Pets from the Storms in Brookport

From Taco John's Jackson Street's Facebook page

TACO JOHN"S JACKSON will be a drop off for BROOKPORT SAVE THE PETS!! Please read below for more info

In the path of destruction, our communities pull together to not only help our neighbors but their pets displaced or injured by the devastation of the tornado! 
Show them some love and help out if you can!

OK People I was borrowing phones from everyone to try and keep everyone up to date. So here is the latest update.
I called Theresa and Jerry at the Landing Strip Bar and Grill and we set a plan in motion. 
We are taking in all animals from the storm at the Landing Strip; this will be home base for SAVE THE BROOKPORT PETS. 

If you lost your home and need a foster for your furry baby then bring them to us. We have foster parents willing to house your pets until you can get on your feet, they will be kept safe and will be one less worry for you in this time of hardship. 
If you find a lost animal please let us know and we will come get it or you can bring it to us. We have crates and food. We are organizing a network of foster parents that will house your pets and you will know where you pets are and will be able to see them. When you are ready to bring them home, they will be waiting for you. 

If you find a lost or a hurt pet please bring them to the Landing Strip, We have 2 vets who are giving free care to the Brookport Pets and we will get them to the vets or you can call the vets if you need to.
Dr Kayla at River’s Edge Veterinary Clinic 618-841-3543 or 618-672-5159
Dr. Bonnie Jones at Beagles Bay Veterinary Clinic 270-556-8989 

Please check in with the landing strip if you are looking for your pet. 

We have volunteers going into the area tomorrow to look for lost or hurt pets.
If you wish to help we will need people to sign in and assess the animals we bring in, to help transport them to foster homes or vets. 

We are meeting at the Landing Strip at 8:30 am to begin organizing the search parties. Please be prepared if you are going to search. You will need rags, towels, gloves; leash’s and crates to put them in. Officer Hillebrad will be bringing catch poles and other items to help in the search. Remember these pets are scared and may not understand that you are trying to help, use common sense, I do not want anyone hurt and especially any animals. Also we do not need to be in the way of the human rescue efforts, emergency crews are working through the night. We still have people not accounted for. 
The pets we find and bring in will be logged in and I will post pictures of them as we get them.
If you know of someone that needs help with housing their pets please have them call me at 270-556-0950 or call the bar at 618-638-6697 or 270-845-1945. We have volunteers at The Landing Strip all night to take in animals. Please go to the side door and it will be open for pets to be brought in tonight.

Supplies needed are: Straw, Cat Liter, Liter Pans, Blankets, 
Crates or pet carriers (These will be returned after the animals are fostered out). 
We will need fosters for the animals if you can foster please sign up at The Landing Strip. 

The Landing Strip is also smoking BBQ for anyone needing a hot meal tomorrow.
I have made Chili for any and all who need a meal. 
Coffee will be available at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served all day to any who is hungry.
If you wish to bring in chips, Buns, Cookies, plastic ware, paper plates etc. or anything to serve for the hungry please do. There are many workers who will need a hot meal. 
Thank you to all of you that are helping.

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