Free Cat Care in Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

Banfield and the AHA's Rescue Rig help dogs and cats in tornado-stricken areas.

By CatChannel News Editors | Posted: May 23, 2013, 2 p.m. EDT

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Red Star Rescue Rig
The American Humane Association’s Rescue Rig features a mobile operating theater, emergency rescue equipment and accommodations for 12 volunteers.
Banfield Pet Hospital, ThunderShirt and the American Humane Association have joined a growing list of companies and organizations racing to help dogs and cats affected by deadly tornadoes Monday in Oklahoma.

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Portland, Ore.-based Banfield reported today that 14 of its hospitals will provide free office visits for pets in need. The offer is good through June 4.

The locations are:
•    Broken Arrow, 1410 East Hillside Drive
•    Edmond, 1921 S. Broadway
•    Midwest City, 7177 SE 29th St.
•    Norman, 660 Ed Noble Parkway
•    Oklahoma City North, 2932 NW 63rd St.
•    Oklahoma City Northwest, 8357 N. Rockwell Ave.
•    Oklahoma City West, 6327 SW 3rd St.
•    South Oklahoma City, 1417 W. I-240 Service Road
•    Owasso, 9002 N. 121st East Ave., Suite 1200
•    Quail Springs, 2140 W. Memorial Road
•    Tulsa (41st), 5418 E. 41st St.
•    Tulsa Hills, 7322 S. Olympia Ave.
•    Tulsa (71st), 10117 E. 71st St.
•    Yukon, 1648 Garth Brooks Blvd.

Banfield is working with Mars Inc. on other relief efforts as needs are identified, a spokeswoman said.

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Also assisting animals are:
•    ThunderWorks of Durham, N.C., the maker of ThunderShirt anti-anxiety pet wraps. The company donated nearly 100 ThunderShirts to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and other shelters. "We are committed to supporting recovery efforts however we can,” said Phil Blizzard, founder of ThunderShirt.

•    The Washington, D.C.-based American Humane Association. The organization reported that its Red Star Animal Emergency Services team and a convoy of vehicles, including the 82-foot-long Red Star Rescue Rig, are en route to Oklahoma.

•    The Dallas-based American Dog Rescue Foundation, which launched a social media campaign with celebrities Melissa Rivers and Taryn Manning. Group founder and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin will match a portion of money collected at AnimalTornadoRelief.com for donation to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. "While immediate efforts are being made on the ground to rescue animals in danger, recover lost animals, reunite families with their pets and rebuild the community, I can't help but take action on what needs to be done,” Benjamin said.
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ashley    orange, CA

6/4/2013 2:58:49 PM

awesome

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

6/3/2013 11:50:34 PM

That's great!

Michalle    Portland, OR

5/28/2013 5:06:45 PM

It's great that pets in the affected area are being helped!

Jenny    Monticello, MN

5/27/2013 1:39:59 PM

I am glad help is there for the cats and other pets.

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