“After the deadly storms that ripped through Alabama and the rest of the deep south on Wednesday, both people and pets are trying to recover and get their bearings.
The barrage of storms battered the region, wreaking havoc and razing buildings down to the slab, killing at least 291 people across six states. Most of the deaths, 204, were in Alabama, with Tuscaloosa bearing the brunt.
Thousands more have been injured, and untold more have been left homeless, hauling their belongings in garbage bags or rooting through jumbled piles of wood to find anything salvageable. Across nine states there are power outages and thousands of homeless people staying in Red Cross shelters. (Arthur Jeon, Global Animal)”
Global Animal Foundation is collecting donations on behalf of vetted animal rescue groups in Alabama that are on the ground working to shelter, feed, rehabilitate and reunite pets with their guardians.
The site, titled Animals Lost & Found from the Tornadoes in Alabama on 4/27/11, was set up by a group of Alabama pet rescuers. It’s acting as a central location for people who have lost or found animals or who want to volunteer to foster displaced animals. There was also information about veterinarians providing free services in storm-damaged areas. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society has also been listing lost pets on its website and has tips for how to best search for a lost pet.
Global Animal Foundation is collecting donations for the “Have a Heart Animal Rescue and Adoption” and other rescues working on the ground to help with medical costs for injured animals, boarding and food, as well as helping reunite pets with their families.
“Like many of us, 11-year-old Olivia Bouler was devastated by the damage caused by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A frequent visitor to the area, she ‘sobbed uncontrollably’ when she heard of how wildlife was struggling to survive in all that oil.
Moved to act, she grabbed her markers and paper, drew a picture of a cardinal and sent it along with a letter to the National Audubon Society
asking how she could help. Impressed with her giving spirit and her beautiful artwork, they suggested she draw more birds and offer them in exchange for donations to the Society.
Since mid-May, she’s been doing just that. By drawing and painting pictures until her hands hurt, she’s raised more than $70,000 to go toward the expenses involved in locating and cleaning birds, transferring them to a safer environment in Florida and paying for food and lodging for volunteers.
$25,000 of that money came from AOL, who featured Olivia’s story and artwork on its homepage. That got her more attention from the media and more requests for drawings.
In fact, Olivia has been so busy drawing pelicans, herons and blue jays that’s she neglected her music lessons and social life. Her mom, Nadine Bouler, had to reign her in a bit and limit her to 500 drawings, which have already been spoken for.
But that doesn’t mean she’ll abandon her efforts to help the birds that are suffering through this tragedy. She continues to offer prints of her original drawings via her Facebook page, which already has nearly 20,000 fans.
Donations can be made through Olivia’s artist page at AOL.” (Stephanie Steinberg, USA Today)
Hi. My name is Olivia Carlson and I am currently attending Middletown Middle School. I am collecting donations for the Frederick County Animal Control for a student learning project. The reason I picked this project is due to my love for animals. I will have a drop box located at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital for collecting donations from September 20th until October 4th. If you donate, one more animal will be happy. Any donation will be GREATLY appreciated.
*Pet toys (all types; small animals, including birds and farm animals)
*Pet beds, bedding and litter
*Pet food and treats
*leashes and collars
*towels and blankets
*Pet care books
*Pet care videos
*Pet shampoos or baby shampoo (used and samples okay)
*Dawn dish washing detergent
*Gift certificates from Drs. Foster and Smith pet supply
*Acidophilus from health food store
*Fencing material or fence repair