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Video Highlights: Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team Pet Rescues in Wake of Disaster in Joplin, Missouri

Saturday, May 28, 2011 General News J E 4
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Hundreds of pets rescued from disaster area

JOPLIN, Mo., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since early this week, the 23-member Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team has been on the scene in Joplin, Missouri searching for trapped, injured and lost pets; rescuing them; transporting them to shelter and helping reunite them with owners affected by the devastation wrought by last Sunday's tornado.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110527/CG10638-a)

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110527/CG10638-b)

Below please find a link to download or view via YouTube an on-scene video featuring members of the HSMO Disaster Response Team in action led by HSMO Vice President of Operations, Debbie Hill.

The video includes HSMO animal rescuers:

  • Searching through the rubble for displaced pets
  • Responding to rescue requests and finding pets in damaged homes
  • People and pets consoling each other in the co-location people/pet shelter operated by the Red Cross and the Humane Society of Missouri
  • Coordinating with emergency management officials and being dispatched to the disaster area
  • Loading found pets for transport to safety in HSMO's Mobile Animal Rescue Trailer
  • Delivering found pets to one of the emergency shelters.

LINKS TO VIDEO SHOT BY HUMANE SOCIETY OF MISSOURI IN JOPLIN:

  • Broadcast quality HD download file: 

https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=cnJpNWNwMGs5bER2Wmc9PQ

  • Broadcast quality SD download file:  

https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=cnJpNWNwQk5IcWMwTVE9PQ

  • You Tube streaming link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Vj0KWg5oY

Background –

The Humane Society of Missouri has been named by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency as the lead animal welfare agency in response to disasters and other emergencies in Missouri. Currently, a 23-person Disaster Response Team consisting of animal rescue, sheltering and veterinary professionals and trained emergency volunteers is working in the Joplin area. To date more than 200 animals have been aided by the HSMO team.      

SOURCE Humane Society of Missouri

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