Posted by: kcdisasteraid | March 28, 2009

ICY WATERS RISING-HELP ANIMALS IN NORTH DAKOTA

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3/28/09: Icy Waters Rising – Help Animals In North Dakota

  1. North Dakota Flooding – Incident Summary Report
  2. Help FM Humane Society Emergency Animal Shelter
  3. Adopt-A-Pet Pitches In For Displaced Animals
  4. More Local Rescues In Flooded North Dakota
  5. UAN/EARS Response In Fargo
  6. IFAW Expects Up To 5,000 Animals Need Aid
  7. Other National Orgs Mobilizing For ND Animals
One of Doug Stensgard’s dogs, Annie, looks out over what used to be a 5-acre
yard and an outbuilding, now flooded by the rising Red River in Fargo.
Stensgard built an earthen and sandbag dike around his home in the hope of
holding back the floodwaters. Associated Press.

As icy floodwaters climb to a record crest of 43 feet at Fargo’s Red River
in North Dakota, forced and voluntary evacuations continue. The Red River is
expected to crest at about 52 feet Monday or Tuesday in Grand Forks, ND.
More rivers, creeks and streams rise around the state…

Kinship Circle has spoken to some resources below, as well as local
authorities. If we’re asked to deploy any volunteers in our independent
network, we’ll update you. In the meantime, below are ways to help
flood-stranded animals via monetary donations and/or supplies.
Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society lists a phone number for potential volunteers
[#2 below]. YOU MUST CALL THIS NUMBER; circumstances change daily.

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1. North Dakota Flooding – Incident Summary Report
3/27/09, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES)
http://www.nd.gov/des/

FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR RED RIVER AT FARGO
3/27/09: Record flooding is occurring. Conditions on the Red River at Fargo
have grown increasingly dangerous. The river is expected to behave in ways
never previously observed. The crest forecast at Fargo is now expected to be
between 41 and 42 feet by Saturday but could potentially be as high as 43
feet and continue for 3 to 7 days.

MORE FLOOD SITES IN WESTERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
http://www.nd.gov/des/ — Click Incident Summary Report, beneath North
Dakota Flooding Information

EMERGENCY ANIMAL SHELTERS: 5
1. West Fargo: Red River Valley Fairgrounds
http://www.redrivervalleyfair.com/
Schollander Pavilion at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Avenue; West Fargo, ND 58078
Emergency Animal Shelter: 701-281-1574

2. Casselton: Luther Kennels
http://www.lutherkennel.com/
3451 159th Ave SE; Casselton, North Dakota 58012
ph: 701-347-4176; cell: 701-361-4393; lutherkennel@wildblue.net

3. Casselton: Casselton Vet Clinic
http://casseltonvet.vetsuite.com
910 Governor’s Drive; Casselton, ND 58012
ph: 701-347-5496; email: greatvets@cassvetservice.com

4. Valley City: Valley City Veterinarian Hospital
1068 4th St SW; Valley City, ND 58072
ph: 701 845-3662; email: mixedanimaldvm@yahoo.com

5. Bismarck: Cedric Theel Location
http://www.cedrictheel.com/

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2. Help FM Humane Society Emergency Animal Shelter
3/26/09, Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society – http://www.f-mhumanesociety.org/

EMERGENCY ANIMAL SHELTER
Schollander Pavilion at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Avenue; West Fargo, ND  58078
Emergency Animal Shelter: 701-281-1574

FM Humane Society, in partnership with Fargo-Moorhead Emergency Managers and
Adopt-A-Pet has set up a regional emergency animal shelter. Regional and
national resources are assisting with the emergency animal shelter and the
shelter is accepting animals in need due to the flood.


LT: A 4 day old foal is sheltered at the RRVF. RT: Kennels are lined up to
house small animals.  http://www.redrivervalleyfair.com/

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS
*   Cat and dog food; kitten and puppy food (any brand)
*   Cat litter (non-scoopable)
*   Litter scoops
*   Bleach
*   Toys
*   Bedding (old towels/blankets)
*   Newspapers
*   Garbage bags/poop bags
*   Treats
*   Bottled water
*   Food/treats for the volunteers

DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES
Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society
1201 28th Avenue North; Fargo, ND 58102
ph: 701-239-0077; email: fmhs@f-mhumanesociety.org
Nukhet Hendricks, Executive Director: nhendricks@f-mhumanesociety.org
http://www.f-mhumanesociety.org/donate.html

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed at the shelter, however, CALL BEFORE ARRIVING to make
sure help is still needed at that time: 701-281-1574

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3. Adopt-A-Pet Pitches In For Displaced Animals
3/26/09, Adopt-A-Pet of Fargo-Moorhead, http://www.adoptapetfm.org/

FM Humane Society, in partnership with Fargo-Moorhead Emergency Managers and
Adopt-A-Pet has set up a regional emergency animal shelter.

DONATE BY MONEY OR SUPPLIES
*See supplies list in #2 of this alert*
Adopt-A-Pet
P.O. Box 865; Moorhead, MN   56561
Info/Cat Line: 701-232-5856; Dog Line: 701-232-5681
email: fmhs@f-mhumanesociety.org
http://www.adoptapetfm.org/about.html

IF YOU NEED TO EVACUATE YOUR ANIMALS TO THE EMERGENCY SHELTER
PREPARE AN EMERGENCY CARE KIT FOR YOUR PETS THAT INCLUDES —
– Medications, current medical records and vaccination records stored in waterproof containers.
– Make sure your pet has identification tags.
– Food and water — at least three day supply, in an airtight container.
– Current photos and description of your pets
– Pet carrier, sturdy leashes, familiar items, i.e., blankets, toys, pet beds.
– Useful items…newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags, household bleach, etc.

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4. More Local Rescues In Flooded North Dakota

Wag-N-Train
http://www.wagntrain.net/
1662 5th Avenue NE; Grand Forks, ND
email: mail@wagntrain.net
Call 701-746-9331 for details or if you can volunteer with the flood
animals.
Wag-N-Train is prepared to offer temporary emergency shelter for
pets in need of refuge. We will offer this free of charge, ONLY to people
forced to evacuate their homes. If you have any questions please call.

4 Luv of Dog Rescue
http://www.4luvofdog.com/
c/o Natural Pet Center; 3037 13th Avenue South; Fargo, ND 58103
701-205-0190; fosters@4luvofdog.com

Central Dakota Humane Society
http://www.cdhs.net/
104 37th Street; Mandan, North Dakota  58554
ph: 701-667-2020; email: cdhs@btinet.net

Pet Connection Humane Society
730 Highway 1804 NE; Bismarck, ND 58501
ph: 701-222-2719; email: petcon@btinet.net

Pets are not accepted at Red Cross shelter in Moorhead, MN. Animal shelter
might be available at Doggy Depot and Mutt Hut. Space is limited. Residents
should make accommodations with family or friends outside flood zone.
Doggie Depot
http://www.fmdoggydepot.com/
3224 8th Street South; Moorhead, MN 56560
ph: 218-236-DOGS; info@fmdoggydepot.com

Mutt Hutt
1214 Main Avenue; Moorhead, MN
ph: 218-236-9935

Rising water traps a group of cattle on high ground Monday east of Linton.
Associated Press. http://www.inforum.com/event/image/id/259923/

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5. UAN/EARS Response In Flooded Fargo
3/27/09, Animals threatened by flooding need your help
http://ga4.org/uan/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=32229795

Volunteers with United Animal Nations’ Emergency Animal Rescue Service
(EARS) are on the ground in Fargo, North Dakota, where rising Red River
floodwaters and freezing temperatures are putting the lives of countless
animals at risk. This is the worst flooding Fargo has seen in more than 100
years. EARS volunteers have deployed to Fargo from six surrounding states…

EARS volunteers are working at a temporary shelter, where more than 80
animals have already been evacuated by their families. But as the Red River
continues rising to catastrophic levels, EARS volunteers are bracing for as
many as 1,000 animals in the next few days.

DONATE TO EARS DISASTER RELIEF FUND
United Animal Nations
WEBSITE: http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=558
PO Box 188890; Sacramento, CA 95818
ph: 916-429-2457; email: membership@uan.org
https://secure.ga4.org/01/UAN_disaster_relief/nf111111qQWlm?

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6. IFAW Expects Up To 5,000 Animals Need Aid
3/27/09, IFAW to Help Animals Affected by Record Floods in North Dakota
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=prnw.20090327.DC90517&show_article=1&catnum=3

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is sending
an emergency relief team to aid animals affected by record floods in North
Dakota. The full team and IFAW’s 36-foot transport trailer are expected to
be in Fargo on March 28…

IFAW is looking at an initial sheltering effort of up to 5,000 animals,
primarily pets. The animals are in Fargo but sheltering sites are a
significant distance to the west. Freezing temperatures and logistical
challenges will make it difficult to give immediate care to animals.

“We simply won’t know the scale of the situation until we get on the ground.
There may also be a significant number of livestock affected as well,” said
Dick Green, IFAW’s Emergency Relief Manager of Disasters. “One positive
development is that IFAW will be working with a coalition of animal-related
groups that haven’t fully mobilized together since Hurricane Katrina.”

Nearly 150 residents have been rescued from flooded homes and more than
1,000 North Dakota National Guardsmen have been called in to help with the
emergency. The floods are due to an unusually cold and snowy winter which
left a larger-than-normal snowpack. Recent warm weather and heavy rains
melted the snow and the frozen ground was unable to absorb the water. Since
melting the temperature has fallen and was recorded at 10 degrees on March
27 with a wind chill of 4 degree below zero. North Dakota Governor John
Hoeven has declared a state-wide flood emergency and the federal government
has declared it major disaster area and a public health emergency.

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7. Other National Orgs Mobilizing For ND Animals

Elsie, one of two Stensgard family dogs, stands on the earthen and sandbag
dike surrounding the Stensgard home, not pictured, which overlooks a flooded
outbuilding as the Red River continues to rise in Fargo, N.D. The Stensgard
home can only be reached by boat. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PetSmart Charities Sends Emergency Relief to North Dakota
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Petsmart-Charities-NASDAQ-PETM-967171.html
As floodwaters rise and evacuations continue in Fargo, N.D., PetSmart
Charities is sending an Emergency Relief Waggin’ trailer stocked with at
least 16 tons of pet food and supplies, as well as a back-up trailer  with
essential care items for pets and their rescuers, to the affected areas…

Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team deploys to North Dakota
http://www.hsmo.org/m_eventsprograms/inthenews.php
3/27/09: The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team has been
deployed to North Dakota to rescue animals affected by severe flooding in
the Fargo area. The four team members are all experienced in water and
disaster rescue and animal sheltering. The team will take with them two
trucks pulling a travel trailer and an equipment trailer with water and rope
rescue equipment and a boat and an animal transport van…

Noah’s Wish Mobilization to Bismarck, North Dakota Underway
http://www.noahswish.org/
Noah’s Wish is in the process of deploying volunteers to Bismarck, North
Dakota to open a shelter for evacuees from Fargo. Evacuations begin today as
residents of Fargo, population 92,000, begin the trek to shelters. The
Noah’s Wish shelter in Bismark expects to house more than 1,000 animals.
Volunteers are asked to contact convergent@milesend.org with availability.

Best Friends Monitoring Situation in North Dakota
http://network.bestfriends.org/rapidresponse/news/33123.html
3/25/09: Our Rapid Response manager, Rich Crook, is monitoring the situation
in North Dakota…but we do not expect to need any volunteers at this time.
In the event that emergency operations agencies in the area contact Best
Friends for help, we will work with local authorities to determine what is
needed and if and how Best Friends can provide assistance…

Fargo Neighborhood Evacuated as Waters Rise.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/27/us/27flood.1-600.jpg

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