Ways You Can Help Animals Affected by the Moore Oklahoma Tornado

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The images and video coming out since the tragic tornado that hit Moore, OK show the incredible devastation and can seem overwhelming but there are several organizations and nonprofit groups already on the ground to help people and their pets. If you’d like to help support their work, here are some suggestions and links to get you started:

Team Up For Oklahoma

BlogPaws members are teaming up with World Vets to help collect cash donations to support the needs on site. Donations will be collected by World Vets here through 11:59 PM Tuesday, May 28th.

okc pets

Oklahoma City and the City of Moore have launched okclostpets.com, the official site to post notices about lost and found pets in the tornado-stricken area. Post about a pet you’ve lost or found, search the listings, and get the latest information and updates.

Central OK Humane Society

If you’d like to donate directly, the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is keeping the public updated on their most urgent needs and you can visit their blog for more info and link to make a direct donation.

red cross

Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.


PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief provides funding and supplies to animals in need when disaster or emergency strikes. Learn more about this great group and make a donation to help support their work.


The ASPCA is in contact with local authorities and are prepared to provide disaster recovery expertise and support as they’ve done in so many recent situations. Stay tuned to ASPCA.org for updates and more news and go here to make a much needed donation to support their work with animals in need.

Hurricane Sandy: Resources, Help and Updates for Pet Parents #SandyPets

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Red Cross Shelter Finder App

Our thoughts are with all of you and your pets that are in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please stay safe! There are several helpful websites, tools and resources for pet parents so here’s a very quick roundup of links that I thought might be useful:

  • The Red Cross offers info, updates and contact info for people needing aid, on their website RedCross.org. You can also dial “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) from your mobile phone and they will send you a link to download their app or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores. The app is free and has useful tools including a shelter finder, storm tracker, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out!
  • The ASPCA is posting updates and information related to Hurricane Sandy and pets here.
  • Google has put together this extensive Hurricane Crisis Map with list of resources and shelter.
  • For everyone on Twitter, follow the hashtag #SandyPets for the latest updates and info on pet-related news during Hurricane Sandy.
  • On their page dedicated to Natural Disasters and Pets, the Humane Society of America is displaying a live Twitter Feed with information and updates from all Sandy related tweets, including where to find shelter and pet-friendly tips. This is very helpful if you don’t have a twitter account. I’ve also included the feed below:
Live Tweets and Updates for Hurricane Sandy and Pets: