FLOODING DISASTER IN COLORADO – A CALL TO ACTION

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The flooding disaster in Colorado is devastating…

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As a member of  “The Blogger Disaster Response Network”, Groovy Goldendoodles™ wanted to share some vital information to all our readers. It’s not long, but terribly important.

The extreme flooding disaster in Colorado is exactly why this network exists. Together our voices are amplified.

BlogPaws (a community of pet bloggers) headquarters is located in Frederick, CO, they are closer to this tragedy than they have been to any before. Their office stayed dry, thankfully, but the surrounding roads have been closed for days and many are completely washed out. The images of places they’ve traveled and sites they’ve visited on a regular basis are heart breaking…

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It’s not over yet and the road ahead is going to be a long one…

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A few current numbers for you in this tragedy:

  • 21 helicopters were being used Monday for evacuations
  • 11,750 people have been evacuated
  • 8 people have lost their lives
  • 658 people are still unaccounted for, which means no one has been able to get a hold of them. This number continues to decline as more people are rescued.
  • This is being called the 100 Year Flood, here’s a little on what that means: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/FS-229-96/
  • Approximately 2,377 agricultural properties have been affected
  • 36 shelters are now open serving hundreds of people and pets
  • Flood conditions are spread across 200 miles covering 15 counties

There are many places right now that need help. BlogPaws is supporting their efforts to raise awareness and funds as described in this post to let people know what they can do to help the pets affected by the floods…

Helping Pets in the Colorado Flood Disaster - BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets

We’ve seen several stories about how veterinary hospitals have stepped up to help injured pets and lost pets. In some ways during a crisis, they become a shelter. One heart touching story recently shared on the news was about a 12 year old dog that got away from his family and was thought to be gone. He ended up being found the next day floating on a log, dehydrated, hungry and scared, but alive. A local Vet in Johnston, CO took him in and took care of him. During times like this one can really feel a true sense of Community.

There is no obligation with all of this information, merely a request and a hope you will join us in a Community focus. We know each and every animal lover out there is sending love to Colorado.

The Boys want you to know that your thoughts and prayers for all those affected – two and four legged ones – means so much to them…

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Thanks fur reading, thanks for caring, keep on praying and I’ll keep on writing…

2 Comments
  • Caren Gittleman
    September 17, 2013

    I must have gotten this too via email, have to check! BTW you need SHARE buttons on your blog, there are NONE!

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    September 17, 2013

    Sharing this one! Thanks for all the great information!

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