Dogs Saved from Floods
April 30, 2017
BENEFITING: WRIGHT-WAY RESCUE
As you may have heard on the news, the flooding in southern Illinois is very dangerous right now, and unfortunately the Wright-Way Rescue Admissions & Medical Services Campus is in the direct path of major flooding.
Since our property is surrounded by a creek, waters came up 3-5 feet over the creek bed and flooded the our campus’ exercise fields, play yards and beautiful walking trails utilized daily by our dogs and volunteers. Waters came dangerously close to entering our veterinary clinic and main rescue building, but has so far not done so.
With flooding continuing and more storms in the forecast, calls to help animals are pouring in. Some of the local animal control facilities and rescues that depend on Wright-Way Rescue to help have had to evacuate their animals to higher ground and are closed for intake.
Owners whose homes or yards are flooded are requesting relinquishment of their pets, and we expect those requests to increase drastically this coming week.
Today we are asking you to contribute to Wright-Way’s rescue efforts in order for us to continue helping as many animals as we can.
An example of two dogs that Wright-Way Rescue helped Saturday evening are "Butterfinger and Shadow.” These dogs were living in an outdoor kennel in Harrisburg, Illinois.
Their kennel was about to flood when a neighbor called for help. They reported that the dogs were not being cared for by their owner and asked Wright-Way Rescue if we could get there quickly before the floods did.
Butterfinger and Shadow had one dog house which they took turns standing on to get a break from the mud and water. Whichever dog was on the dog house had to endure the water and element from the storms. A volunteer was able to pick up the dogs just before the second wave of storms and flooding hit the area. The dogs were so excited to jump in the volunteer's vehicle and didn't look back at the conditions they were leaving behind.
Both dogs have significant respiratory infections as a result of their poor, wet living conditions. Despite this, they are friendly and so happy to be dry and out of the mud.
Please help Wright-Way Rescue afford the influx of animals so desperate for our help this week. The displaced animals and our local animal community really need your support and help.