The International Fund for Animal Welfare animal-rescue truck, funded by the Petfinder.com Foundation, is in the South helping pets left homeless by storms and flooding. This update, written in Memphis, TN, by IFAW emergency relief officer Shannon Walajtys, first appeared on the IFAW blog. Used with permission.
I am the mother of seven four-legged children and it was hard to be away from them on Mother’s Day. As I walked into the shelter Sunday morning, the cat room manager cried out that kittens had been born overnight!
One of the cats brought into the disaster emergency animal shelter gave birth on Mother’s Day to four healthy kittens! What a wonderful surprise and perhaps the best Mother’s Day gift to us all.
A remarkable reminder that even in times of trouble like this flooding disaster, life goes on and miracles do happen; you just have to keep your eyes open for them!
Tomorrow: Check back for more about the storm recovery efforts.
How you can help:
Donate to the Petfinder.com Foundation to help treat sick and injured animals, care for newly homeless pets, and rebuild storm-damaged property.
Text 4PETS and your e-mail address to 20222 to donate $10.00 to the Petfinder.com Foundation.
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