SHC Action Alert!
Muskoka Ontario Flooding
Information and Evacuation Centres
Bracebridge and Huntsville Ontario have declared states of emergency after enormous flooding this past week. Many people have had to evacuate their homes. Luckily there are some resources and evacuation centers accommodating pets. Please read below to see more information about evacuation centres, where you can go with pets and what organizations are accepting donations for flood victims.
News article with more information:
The Muskoka OSPCA has stated, "Many residents of our communities are experiencing problems with flooding especially in the Bracebridge, Huntsville and Haliburton area's. Not all evacuation centres are able to accept pets so please check your municpal website for information on local services available. Should you need to evacuate from your property and require assistance with arranging temporary housing or transportation for your pet please contact the shelter for assistance. For after hours information please contact your local detatchment of the OPP who will be able to connect you with a shelter emergency representative."
Town of Bracebridge website: http://www.bracebridge.ca/
Town of Huntsville website: http://www.huntsville.ca/en/
Town of Haliburton website: http://www.haliburtoncounty.ca/
The Muskoka OSPCA (in Bracebridge) is happy to help locate an evacuation centre that will take pets and may be able to temporarily house some animals at the shelter. Happy Tails Pet Resort and Camp in Hunstville has also stepped up to take in some pets. In Bracebridge the Sportsplex is able to take people and pets, address 110 Clearbrook Trail.
How to Help:
"Anyone wishing to make donations, or looking for supports and resources can contact Captain Fred at the Salvation Army at 705-645-2602 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Relief efforts in Huntsville are also going through the Sally Ann there and the Table Food Bank."
You can also contact the Muskoka OSPCA and see what their most needed items are at this time.
Action alerts are sent out when I find out about an emergency that has occurred at any animal organization or community in Ontario affecting animals, whether they are participating with SHC or not. If you know of an emergency that you think requires an action alert please send an email to email@example.com and we will get on it as soon as possible! Please feel free to offer help to organizations facing situations like this, they can always use support! I also encourage you to share these alerts with friends!
Thanks! Kimberley Richards Project Director and Founder of SHC