ASPCA Builds Temporary Shelters in Joplin

When natural disasters strike, it isn’t just the humans that suffer. The recent events in Joplin, Missouri have been just devastating. While the human victims are finding shelter and help, the ASPCA has set up temporary shelters to care for the animals.

“The destruction caused by the tornado is indescribable, and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this disaster — pets and people alike,” says Rickey, who began disaster relief work in Joplin the day after the tornado.

The Joplin Humane Society requested the help of the ASPCA to set up emergency shelters and assist the Humane Society of Missouri with field rescues. The temporary shelters are located near the Joplin Humane Society.

“We hope to alleviate the stress for pet parents by temporarily caring for their animals,” says Rickey.

Thus far the ASPCA has been able to coordinate transportation of nearly 150 animals to neighboring cities. PetSmart Charities has also joined in the effort, providing two Emergency Relief Waggin’ vehicles. The Relief Waggin’ is filled with important supplies like crates, blankets and bowls.

If you would like to support the animal victims of recent disasters in the South and Midwest, you can easily do so via the ASPCA text donation system. Text PLEDGE to 25383 to donate $10 today!


Photo: Michiru Maeda


Aubrey G.
Aubrey G.6 years ago

Who agrees pounds should be closed and extra taxes should go to the ASPCA and not the pockets of our ignorant goverment workers such as Sarah Palin. SHE HUNTS WOLVES FOR JUST THEIR LEGS!

Kathy T.
Kathy T6 years ago

It is a good job done the ASPCA helping animals.

Jami Winn
Jami Winn6 years ago

poor little sweeties

Pat G.

Cuddos to the ASPCA. What a great organization. Thank God there are people out there looking out for those poor animals. Where would we be w/o them?

Teresa H.
Teresa Haller6 years ago

God Bless all who are helping and protecting any creatures.
This was very exciting news that something went the way for the animals and not the rich, greedy cattle people.

Georgia I.
Georgia I6 years ago

huzzah for the ASPCA!

Barbara F.
Barbara F.6 years ago

I tip my hat to the HSUS! I support them each month and praise their efforts for the poor,defenseless animals that need our help.Bless you all!! B.Fournier Baileyville, Ks.

J. Goodacre
Janice G6 years ago

Good to hear this

mrs v.
valerie murphy6 years ago

good news

Ind Pu
Ind Pu6 years ago

thanks for the good news!