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North Shore Animal League America Deploys Emergency Response Team To Tornado-Ravaged Area In Oklahoma

Team Offers Shelter & Assistance for Displaced Animals

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Phone: (516) 883-7900, Ext. 482
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May 22, 2013 Port Washington, NY – North Shore Animal League America, in collaboration with the Bella Foundation and MuttNation Foundation, has deployed one of our Mobile Rescue Units to Moore, Oklahoma, the epicenter of the disaster, to help the families and pets who have been affected by this tragedy. The unit will arrive this afternoon.

Our Emergency Response Team and Mobile Rescue Unit will be on the ground to serve as a temporary shelter to care for pets of evacuated residents and assist in animal rescue efforts. Our Mobile Rescue Unit, a self-contained, generator-powered shelter on wheels, will be stationed at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, just miles from the disaster, where a temporary pet shelter has been established.

Animal League America’s Emergency and Disaster Rescue Program safely evacuates animals out of harm’s way. The team is ready at a moment’s notice to help save animals’ lives, whether they are responding to national emergencies or natural disasters.

Please visit Animal League America’s Rescue Information Center at for updates on the Oklahoma rescue and to follow the Emergency Response Team.

North Shore Animal League Emergency Response Team Members & Experts Available for Photos & Interviews. Please contact:

Media Contact:
Lindsey Calabrese

About MuttNation Foundation
Formed by Bev and Miranda Lambert, the charity volunteers and partners with shelters and animal assistance organizations to provide spay and neuter programs, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, legislative changes, and education. As a family operated 501(c)3 organization, our goal is to ensure that every single dollar donated assists animals in need.

North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,000 animals since its inception. “Like” us at, follow us at To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit

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