ARL of Boston Mass. tornado Response
Animals displaced by Western Mass. Tornadoes Finding Homes
June 2, 2011 - Representatives from the Animal Rescue League of Boston's Rescue Services Department are assisting pets, wildlife and livestock in distress in the wake of Wednesday's devastating tornadoes in the Brimfield and Monson areas. Rescue Technicians are removing animals from dangerous or inaccessible places, relocating displaced horses and caring for and feeding lost and injured animals.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is also assisting the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center and the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield by relocating 20 animals to our Boston, Dedham and Brewster Adoption Centers to allow both agencies to accomodate a potential influx of lost or stranded animals in need of shelter.
We are proud to be a part of this effort and will continue to help our fellow animal welfare agencies, city and state officials and residents affected by the disaster in every way we can.
Above: Senior Rescue Technician Mark Vogel scales a fallen tree to reach animals in distress in Brimfield, Mass. on June 2, 2011.
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Cape Cod Times (video): Tornado Brings Animals to Brewster Shelter
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Westborough Patch: Heroes Rescue Horse Impailed During Tornadoes
Worcester Telegram: Tufts Does Surgery on Tornado-Hit Horse
Worcester Telegram: Tornado Leaves Trail of Broken Homes, Broken Hearts
Springfield Republican: Devastating Tornadoes Bring Out the Best in These Western Massachusetts Residents
Below: Springfield dogs arrive at the Dedham shelter. A kitten (named Toto by Rescue Services) who was rescued from a tree on June 2 is bottle fed by Dedham shelter staff.