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Fire Evacuees Offered Day Care As Well As Overnight Care For Their Pets By North Shore Animal League America And National Mill Dog Rescue

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Phone: (516) 883-7900, Ext. 482
Mobile: (516) 528-7878

July 2, 2012, Port Washington, NY – North Shore Animal League (NSALA) and National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) continue to help with the emergency relief efforts in Colorado Springs, CO by providing services to the thousands of residents who have been evacuated due to the Waldo Canyon wildfires. A Mobile Rescue Unit is stationed at the El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center at 105 North Spruce St, Colorado Springs.

Available services for Monday, July 2 and
Tuesday, July 3:

  • As evacuees return to their daily routines, NSALA and NMDR are available to provide temporary shelter in their 45-foot Mobile Rescue Unit for fire evacuee pets. The unit will be available for:
    • Pet Daycare from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
    • Overnight pet services
    • Pet-Sitting while fire evacuees are meeting with representatives in the El Paso Disaster Recover Center
  • Supplies are also being distributed, including cat and dog food, cat litter and other pet supplies.
  • NSALA and NMDR Rescue Experts will provide Pet Safety Tips as evacuees return to their homes to ensure the safety of their pets.

The Animal League’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.

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