I'm sure you have all heard about the Colorado fires at this point, the amount of land and property that have been consumed are devastating. As of a report last night over 106,000 acres have burned and over 36,000 people have had to evacuate. As well, their pets. With any natural disaster comes the problem of what to do with your pets. As we have seen in the past with our own fires in California and other disasters in other parts of the country, taking your pet may not always be an option. During these times the shelters open their doors to receive as many as they can. This is exactly what is happening in Colorado and the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) are in desperate need of help.
In order to accommodate the amount of pets, they have had to open a second emergency site and they are in need of some help. Below are a couple of posts from their Facebook page.
Yesterday Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) responded to the need to open a second temporary pet evacuation shelter. We opened the doors at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center (FFSEC) after they graciously donated the space. Staff, veterinarians, and volunteers are working 24 hours a day, helping pets being evacuated right now by the Waldo Canyon Fire, at both our permanent HSPPR shelter and our second shelter. Donate now at www.hsppr.org
Again, living in a state that is plagued by fires on a yearly basis, I think we can identify with what our neighbors in Colorado are going through. If you can help at all, be it sending food, crates, blankets, or towels, please do. Otherwise you can make a monetary donation at www.hsppr.org.
I know without a doubt, the good people of Colorado will appreciate our support.
To follow their progress or to get their updated needs, bark on the link for their Facebook page: Bark!