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Hurricane Michael ~ How You Can Help Horses and Their Owners
We are a collection point for supplies to be dispersed to these hard-hit areas. Items most requested now are bottled water, dog and cat food, litter, linens, cleaning products (bleach, soap, topical cleaners). Dog and cat crates are also needed to get animals out and to transport them safely.
Donation Site: alaqua.org/michael/
A donation site has been established for monetary funds that will be used to rescue and house rescued animals, as well as provide emergency funding for the affected areas. You can donate here to help: alaqua.org/michael/
On The Ground Help:|
Alaqua is ready to take in animals from the storm and has secured placement for displaced horses and farm animals. Our medical team, as well as a team of local veterinarians, are also on stand-by to help injured animals and provide medical treatments as necessary.
If you know of any abandoned or injured animals, please report it to us right away by calling 850-880-6694 or emailing LHood@alaqua.org so that we can coordinate with the proper authorities. At the time of this email, we are still without electricity and phone service, but we are able to get messages and emails to this address.
Reports need to be in the following format:
2)Best number to contact you
4)Exact location of animals and quantity
5)Additional details such as if they are injured, constrained, abandoned, or running loose (describe situation as best you can)
Please do not attempt to go into the affected areas to search for animals! Again, we are here to help and can coordinate with the proper agencies and provide assistance.
Thank you for helping us!
Laurie Hood-Alaqua Animal Refuge Founder