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:

Pet First Aid Deals and Freebies for Dogs and Cats: Kits, Books, Downloads and More!

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Pet First Aid

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month so I’ve put together some Tips, Advice and Deals on items every pet parent should have on hand in case of emergency.

First, save money by taking an inventory of what you already have at home and gather items together for quick and easy access when needed.  Here is a very helpful List of 10 Essential Pet First Aid Kit Items from WomansDay.com.

If you’d like to pick up an affordable ready-made Pet First Aid Kit, I spotted several good ones at Amazon including this AKC 20-Piece Pet First Aid Kit for $14.95 and Free Shipping eligible. You can also browse Amazon for more Pet First Aid Kits here.

 Next, learn the basics of Pet First Aid. Print and familiarize yourself with this How to Perform Pet CPR Infographic. You can also get more information and find out about Pet First Aid Classes at Red Cross.

It’s a good idea to keep some reference materials on hand, and Amazon had deals on Pet First Aid Books and Downloads. Two that look like great deals to me are:

Pet First Aid Companion Book for Dogs and Cats

The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats (Prevention Pets) This book is only $14.93 (reg. $21.95) at Amazon and eligible for FREE Shipping.  It covers Basic first-aid techniques, such as cleaning a wound, making a splint, and performing CPR– step-by-step. Also tells you which over-the-counter human medications can help, or harm your dog or cat and what to keep in your pet’s medicine chest.

Quickly pinpoint what’s wrong with your pet, using the First-Aid Symptom Finder and tells you when to call the vet.


First Aid for Pet for Dummies Kindle Edition


First Aid For Pets For Dummies®, Portable Edition Download for Kindle or just about ANY smartphone, tablet, PC or other device for only $5.69 ($7.99 Digital List Price).

Very affordable and handy because it’s digital and you can always have it with you if you need it! There is also a $0.99 Dummies Mini Edition, too.




Also be sure to request your FREE Pet Safety Pack from ASPCA containing a sticker for alerting emergency and fire personnel that you have pets, and a fridge magnet with the phone number of the ASPCA 24 Hour Emergency Pet Poison Control Center.

You can Download a FREE Pet Health Phone App from Purina here for iPhone or Android, and keep your pet’s medical info and records at your fingertips. It also has a handy Vet Finder for emergencies when you are traveling or on the go!

I’ll be posting more pet first aid and health deals and freebies throughout the month, so stay tuned! Found a deal on pet first aid kits or other items? Leave a comment to let us know!

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