Animal Victims of Mexican Floods to Receive Help

Best Friends Animal Society will assist cats and other animals impacted by floods in Tabasco, Mexico.

Posted: November 10 2007 2 a.m. EDT

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Animal Victims of Mexican Floods to Receive Help
Best Friends Animal Society will assist cats affected by floods in Mexico.
The floods that at one point covered up to 80 percent of Tabasco, Mexico, in recent weeks have wiped out agricultural crops and left thousands of people homeless. The floods have also affected herds of cattle and family pets, said Paul Berry, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. In response, Best Friends sent a team of emergency responders to review the situation in Tabasco and to work with other emergency response teams to help the affected animals.

“We are stunned by the lack of information in the media on this disaster’s impact on animals,” Berry said. “We’ll do a thorough assessment and report our findings ASAP, so other international organizations can determine how best they can help.”

Best Friends’ rapid response manager Rich Crook met with Mexico’s minister of health to discuss current recovery plans. Crook also plans to meet with military officials and to tour the disaster area to determine how to best help the surviving animals.

Next steps may include working with local animal welfare organizations and volunteers to help reunite families with their pets and to provide veterinary care for sick and injured animals. Reports indicate that many residents are trying to get back to their homes to remove personal belongings and look for cats and dogs that may be stranded.

For more information about Best Friends Animal Society and updates about their efforts in Mexico, visit the organization’s website.

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Aubrey    Weaver, AL

11/11/2007 6:30:31 AM

I hope they help and find all those poor kitties!!!

debby    oxord, NC

11/11/2007 1:07:10 AM

i didn't know anything about this, so glad they are finally getting help!

Karen    Standish, ME

11/10/2007 10:24:04 PM

Thank you Best Friends. I am so glad the animals can count on such a great organization. I fully support Best Friends and look forward to my magazine from them. All the Katrina animals thank you too! Many lives were saved..

Richard    Miami, FL

11/10/2007 1:44:57 PM

It is wonderful to see that the Best Friends Animal Society is actively involved with pet rescue following the Mexican floods. I visited the society in Kanab, Utah six years ago and was very excited to witness many good works with all kinds of needy animals. Sometime in the next few years, I would very much like to volunteer a couple of weeks to help them in that way, as I am not in a position to donate very much financially. The BFAS is one of my favorite charities. This article is a good indication of why I whole-heartedly endorse their work.

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