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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. The mother cat …

The International Fund for Animal Welfare animal-rescue truck, funded by the Petfinder.com Foundation, is in Tennessee assisting pets left homeless by the Southern storms. Later this week the truck will head to Jackson, MS, to help with recovery efforts in Mississippi. This blog post, by IFAW emergency relief officer Shannon …

Photo: Newton County Animal Control The Petfinder.com Foundation recently awarded Indiana’s Newton County Animal Control a $5,000 disaster grant to help it recover from an electrical fire. The fire started in a fuse box and then spread throughout the shelter. Fortunately, the staff smelled the smoke from their offices and …

Casper is available for adoption at the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley in Howes Cave, NY. Here at the Petfinder.com Foundation we just awarded two disaster grants to help two rescues rebuild and recover from natural disasters. One grant went to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley in Howes Cave, …

As of 12:00 PM Central Time, September 12, the Houston SPCA had activated its Animal Response Hotline. Operators will be accepting lost and found reports, rescue reports, and offering other animal-related information. The Animal Response Disaster Hotline, pictured at right, will be staffed Friday from noon to 6 PM, and …

Petfinder urges residents of the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana, from Port Mansfield, Texas to Cameron, Louisiana–and including the towns of Galveston and Houston, Texas to prepare themselves–and their pets–for disaster. Hurricane Ike promises to be a savage storm, likely a Category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds of …

“I urge residents to prepare now for the possibility of evacuation orders by preparing a pet disaster kit and making plans to evacuate with your animals. If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pet.”