May 23, 2011
Animal Humane Society is currently standing by to support the animal relief efforts of the American Red Cross Twin Cities Chapter and Minneapolis Animal Care & Control after the tornadoes that moved through Minneapolis yesterday. When called upon, AHS will provide food, shelter and comfort to animals displaced by yesterday’s tragedy.
If you have been displaced by the storm and need assistance with housing your pets please contact Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (dial 311). If you have lost or found a pet, the Animal Humane Society online Lost and Found Bulletin Board can be a great resource to help reunite you and your family with your lost pets — http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/lostandfound.
AHS is a member of the Minnesota Animal Disaster Coalition, along with the American Red Cross, Twin Cities and MACC. The coalition was formed in recent years to manage animal care and provide safe refuge for animals displaced after local tragedies.
While one of the tornadoes came close to AHS's Golden Valley facility, the shelter received no damage and all animals remain safe.