Humane Society Accepting Pets Displaced By Storms

By: News Release Email
By: News Release Email

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Due to the recent tornado activity in the Wichita area, the Kansas Humane Society is working in collaboration with Wichita Animal Services and Sedgwick County Animal Response Team to provide care and shelter for the city’s displaced pets.

Sedgwick County Animal Response Team is nearly at emergency boarding capacity and is referring the public to the Kansas Humane Society and Wichita Animal Services for assistance. Both the Kansas Humane Society and Wichita Animal Services are currently accepting displaced animals according to community need and available resources.

The Kansas Humane Society is anticipating needing additional space at our facility as Wichita, Salina and other Kansas communities deal with the effects of displaced pets over the next few days.

In order to save more animal lives, the Kansas Humane Society is offering 50% off all adoption fees Sunday, April 15, and Monday, April 16. By having more animals adopted out, our facility will have more room to provide emergency assistance and care for our region’s displaced pets.

If members of the public need assistance, they are advised to contact Wichita Animal Services at (316) 350-3366 or the Kansas Humane Society at (316) 524-9196. Both facilities are open 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Please note that not all Red Cross and other disaster shelters accept pets and owners are advised to plan accordingly for the care of their human and pet families. More information on disaster preparedness pet planning is available at the ASPCA’s website.

The Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, is waiving any sheltering costs to house pets of owners affected by the storms who may need boarding assistance. As well, any stray pets or animals found in the Oaklawn area are being transported to the City of Wichita Animal Control, 3303 N. Hillside, Wichita. Any residents trying to find their pet should contact Wichita Animal Control.

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