The waters are receding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where our Emergency Services team has been working around the clock. But much work remains. We have more than 700 animals in an emergency shelter at Kirkwood Community College and our focus will be on reuniting people with the animals remaining at the shelter. And we are on notice about flooding problems in Missouri and other areas that might require a redeployment.
On Monday the AP’s Rich Matthews followed our Animal Rescue Team as they came to the aid of animals in distress and reunited weary Iowans with their pets. Homes have been swallowed or damaged and entire towns turned upside down, but that devastation disappears for just a moment during a reunion with a beloved pet.