Rescue Efforts Underway for Tornado Victims in Mississippi

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The devastating tornadoes that tore through the American South in April 2014 left at least 34 people dead, hundreds injured, and thousands of pets without homes.

Some were separated from their owners amid the storms and others were forfeited to local shelters when destitute owners could no longer care for them. As a result, shelters across the storm-struck region are quickly exceeding capacity and in need of immediate aid.

Thanks to quick action and generous donations from supporters around the nation,, and their partners at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are on the front lines in Tupelo, Mississippi—a one of the hardest hit areas—to offer a hand.

The team is focusing their efforts on the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, whose facilities have been pushed well past capacity.

Throughout the month of May, IFAW volunteers will be filling the “animal rescue rig” — funded by and — with dozens of displaced dogs who will then be transported to shelters in the north for care.

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More homeless and injured animals are being discovered every day. According to IFAW Communications Officer Michael Booth, “This transport will free up critical space for animals coming in as a result of the storm.”

Please support the crucial work and IFAW are doing for the animal tornado victims! Your gifts make a real difference. Donate now, and please share with your friends and family.

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