We all want to help the people and animals who’ve suffered through the terrible Moore Tornado in Oklahoma this month.
Dad’s family lives there and it touched down less than a mile from their house. We couldn’t reach them for a long time because all cell phones servers were down and we’re so relieved that they’re safe and sound. They’re volunteering now with the challenging cleanup that will be going on for some time. They also responded to an email Mom sent out to her friends and family about the Blogger Disaster Response Network‘s #Paws4OK project to donate money to help the pets affected by this tragedy.
We’ve raised $7,800 in donations so far, and we need a lot more to help all the dogs, cats, horses, etc. They have survived the tornado and now need medical care – and in many cases – shelter, with so many now homeless. You can contribute at this link: WorldVet Paws4OK Donations or click on the button below.
Dr. Jessica Vogelsang helped bring together BlogPaws’ Be The Change For Pets, World Vets and the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) to form the Blogger Disaster Response Network (BDRN) in 2012. AAHA member veterinarian Dr. Brian Ledger of Pampered Pets Veterinary Clinic & Spa in Edmund, OK, is our paws on the ground vet, coordinating BDRN relief efforts for pets who’ve been lost or injured in the tornado.
Dr. Ledger has told us they also need leashes, non-breakable bowls, large and medium metal pet crates, cat litter and litter pans, which they will be collecting through May 31st. They can arrange to pick up supplies and deliverthem to needy pets and their families, so contact them if you’re in the area and either need help or want to help!
Pampered Pets Veterinary Clinic & Spa
805 W. Covell Rd. Suite 700
Edmond, OK 73003
(405) 340-8387 (VETS)
I’m a member of the Blogger Disaster Response Network, and as such was notified of the global disaster response effort to the Moore tornado, and given information to help spread the word about how people can help. If you’d like to participate in this or future efforts, and help spread the word via your blog or other social media platforms, you follow this link to become a BDRN volunteer: Blogger Disaster Response Network registration.