Animal welfare groups continue to rally to help pets and livestock affected by the massive flooding in Colorado. These are a few of the current efforts and needs:
Larimer Humane Society - Free, temporary boarding is available for dogs, cats, small mammals, exotic animals and barnyard fowl at the society at 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins. Large animals including horses and livestock are being housed at The Ranch at 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland.
Larimer Humane Society volunteers at the evacuation shelters in Loveland and Fort Collins can provide a list of facilities that have offered free or reduced-cost housing to flood evacuees. Organizations may or may not have an existing relationship with Larimer Humane; owners assume all risk associated with housing animals with them.
Crates are available to evacuees at the evacuation shelters at Thompson School District Administrative Offices at 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland and Timberline Church at 2908 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins, for very temporary housing but owners are encouraged to utilize the Larimer Humane Society shelter, local veterinary and boarding facilities, as well as personal contacts for housing animals. www.Larimerhumane.org, (970) 226-3647.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley - CEO Lisa Pedersen released this statement today: "With your support our safety net includes free housing to these animals in need. We can provide food and medical care as the need arises. And we can give some peace. ... At this time we are not in need of any supplies or additional volunteer support. ... To help the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the animals we are sheltering and caring for, please make a financial donation today." www.boulderhumane.org, 303-442-4030.
Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Weld County has gathered some help resources.
* Colorado Hay Bank: Visit the site at 9265 County Road 24, Fort Lupton.
* Diane Hitchcock has hay to give: This is located near Lasalle. Contact Denkai at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch.
* Whitney Applegate has a resource for hay: e-mail Denkai directly to be passed along.
* Individuals have offered land for livestock and farm animals in the event that homes have been destroyed. Denkai also has space. Individuals with trucks, trailers and time are willing to help transport, haul hay, etc as needed.
* Denkai is on standby to help flood animals as needed. It is gathering supplies in order to be prepared. Contributions can be dropped off at Denkai's clinic location; 217 First Street in Eaton. It is open Monday and Wed-Sat from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. For questions: email@example.com or 970-217-1457.
Weld County Humane Society - The shelter is in Evans, where people are unable to flush, shower or put any water down drains. It is seeking donations of paper food trays (for feeding), towels, bleach and mop heads. Also needed are cat food (wet and dry), cat litter and paper towels. You can also make an online donation through JustGive.org. www.weldcountyhumane.org, 970.506.9550 .
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