We’ve all been stirred by the images coming out of Oklahoma.
A black and white cat named Panda is rescued from underneath a pile of
rubble—terrified, but safe in the arms of her ecstatic owner. A woman who
thought her beloved dog was swept away finds him cowering beneath the few
broken boards that are left of her home.
We’ve been amazed by the endurance of the people of Oklahoma.
For some, the animals in their lives are literally all they have left. But for
many, that’s all they hoped for as the storm approached—that their loved ones,
animals included, would be safe.
In the midst of chaos in Oklahoma
and the threat of even more storms, Alley Cat Allies continues to support
efforts to reunite cats with their people—and find displaced feral cats safe
places to call home. We couldn’t do this without your generous support.
We knew it would take a few days to assess the damage and
start seeing cats. But now, as cats are emerging from the destruction, we’re
making sure that they are met with compassion and care. As more people are
allowed into the affected areas, more calls are coming in—and we’re connecting
individuals and organizations with the resources they need most. We’re offering
urgent veterinary care, financial support, traps, medical supplies, food, vaccines—and
perhaps most important, we’re providing people who are enduring one of the most
traumatic experiences of their lives with solace and the reassurance that they
are never alone in their efforts to help animals.
Alley Cat Allies is uniquely positioned to help people get
the resources they need to care for cats affected by the tornado. We are
supporting organizations that are on the front lines rescuing cats—Animal
Resource Center, Inc., Central Oklahoma Humane Society, Hands Helping Paws, and
Safe Haven Animal Rescue, to name a few. By facilitating communication and
networking between organizations in Oklahoma
and others supporting them, we’ve created an organized, unified disaster
response that will save the most lives.
As Oklahomans begin to recover and rebuild, we will continue
to be there for them and their animals. And we will keep you updated on what
we’re doing to help. We have been so amazed at the generous support we’ve
received from compassionate people nationwide to make this cohesive rescue effort
Thank you so much for your generosity during this tragic
Alley Cat Allies
P.S. Click here to provide support for the Disaster Response
Fund to help protect more cats when they need us the most.