Icy Waters Rising – Help Animals In North Dakota

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Originally Posted: 28 March 2009

Icy Waters Rising – Help Animals In North Dakota

From Kinship Circle

Below are resources to help save animals as the Red River continues to rise, forcing evacuations.

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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].


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

1. North Dakota Flooding - Incident Summary Report
3/27/09, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES)

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.

http://www.nd.gov/des/ -- Click Incident Summary Report, beneath North Dakota Flooding Information

1. West Fargo: Red River Valley Fairgrounds
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
3451 159th Ave SE; Casselton, North Dakota 58012
ph: 701-347-4176; cell: 701-361-4393; [email protected]

3. Casselton: Casselton Vet Clinic
910 Governor's Drive; Casselton, ND 58012
ph: 701-347-5496; email: [email protected]

4. Valley City: Valley City Veterinarian Hospital
1068 4th St SW; Valley City, ND 58072
ph: 701 845-3662; email: [email protected]

5. Bismarck: Cedric Theel Location

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

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.

* 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

Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society
1201 28th Avenue North; Fargo, ND 58102
ph: 701-239-0077; email: [email protected]
Nukhet Hendricks, Executive Director: [email protected]

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

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.

*See supplies list in #2 of this alert*
P.O. Box 865; Moorhead, MN 56561
Info/Cat Line: 701-232-5856; Dog Line: 701-232-5681
email: [email protected]

- 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.

4. More Local Rescues In Flooded North Dakota

1662 5th Avenue NE; Grand Forks, ND
email: [email protected]
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
c/o Natural Pet Center; 3037 13th Avenue South; Fargo, ND 58103
701-205-0190; [email protected]

Central Dakota Humane Society
104 37th Street; Mandan, North Dakota  58554
ph: 701-667-2020; email: [email protected]

Pet Connection Humane Society
730 Highway 1804 NE; Bismarck, ND 58501
ph: 701-222-2719; email: [email protected]

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
3224 8th Street South; Moorhead, MN 56560
ph: 218-236-DOGS; [email protected]

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

5. UAN/EARS Response In Flooded Fargo
3/27/09, Animals threatened by flooding need your help

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.

United Animal Nations
WEBSITE: http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=558
PO Box 188890; Sacramento, CA 95818
ph: 916-429-2457; email: [email protected]

6. IFAW Expects Up To 5,000 Animals Need Aid
3/27/09, IFAW to Help Animals Affected by Record Floods in North Dakota

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.

7. Other National Orgs Mobilizing For ND Animals

PetSmart Charities Sends Emergency Relief to North Dakota

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
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
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 [email protected] with availability.

Best Friends Monitoring Situation in North Dakota
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...

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