Floods in North Dakota—August 2011
When the Souris River flooded Minot, North Dakota, in June, thousands of people had to evacuate their homes—and find somewhere to house their pets until they could get back on their feet. In August, the ASPCA arrived to help care for those animals at a temporary shelter.
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee—August 2011
When Hurricane Irene threatened New York City, the Field Investigations and Response Team worked closely with city officials to make sure pets in our hometown would stay safe throughout the storm. Afterward, the team rushed to help areas hit harder by Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
In May 2011 the ASPCA deployed to Joplin, Missouri, immediately after an EF-5 tornado that ravaged the town. Through our emergency animal shelter, we reunited hundreds of animals with their families and found new, loving homes for hundreds more.
When floods threatened Memphis, Tennessee, the ASPCA arrived to set up a temporary shelter where residents could board their pets, as well as set up a supply distribution center for the South and Midwest.
In the wake of the deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history, the ASPCA headed to the hardest-hit state to help.
Caruthersville, Missouri—April 2011
ASPCA responders spent late April and early May near Caruthersville, Missouri, helping relocate and house animals from areas that faced flooding.
Severe Floods in Kentucky—July 2010
After violent storms ravaged the Northeastern part of Kentucky, the ASPCA safely transported more than 100 animals to ASPCA Shelter Response Partners across the country.
Flash Floods in Tennessee—2010
After devastating flash flooding forced residents to flee without their pets, the ASPCA was deployed to Dyersburg, Tennessee to assist with the care and recovery of displaced animals.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti—January 2009-February 2010
On January 29, Jeff Eyre, the Northeast Director of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team, was deployed to Haiti to assist with animal relief efforts. An estimated 5 million head of livestock, a large stray dog population as well as a number of companion animals and native wildlife were critically affected by the earthquake and in desperate need of aid.
Hurricane Ike—September 2008
A team of ASPCA disaster response experts were deployed to Texas to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
Hurricane Gustav—August 2008
The ASPCA deployed our disaster experts to assist the state of Louisiana in pre- and post-storm evacuation and sheltering during Hurricane Gustav.
Even before Katrina hit, the ASPCA was among the first to arrive on the scene—and we remained for the long haul.