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Flood animals in need: this is how you can help


Due to the dramatic flood situation in many parts of Germany, many animals are in need and urgently need help. Those who want to do something for them can become active in various ways. The flood has brought many animals into emergency situations - Image: Shutterstock / jezzerharper

The situation in the flood areas is dramatic for the people, but also for the animal world. Flooded animal shelters, broken stables and destroyed feed reserves are reported from everywhere. Many domestic, farm and circus animals have to be evacuated and there is a shortage of food because hay, straw and other feed supplies have become unusable due to the water.

Because, of course, help with human destinies is a top priority, resources are lacking to enable animals to live a species-appropriate life in all their misfortunes. In various places there may also be dangers for animals on the road, as there is an increased number of game changes due to the open fences.

Flood 2013: Help with donations in kind

However, as an animal lover you can help: Firstly, donations in kind are needed. This includes animal feed, blankets, baskets, cat litter, hay, straw as well as tools and many other items. You can find a good and always up-to-date overview of things that are needed and addresses for donations in kind on the website of the animal rights group Forgotten Four-legged Friends under Flood 2013. You will also find out where you can help personally.

Flood animals and their brave saviors

Help animals in need with a donation

According to estimates by the German Animal Welfare Association, the damage that has occurred to the affected animal shelters will amount to several hundred thousand euros. The organization has promised immediate aid to animal shelters through the fire brigade fund. If you want to provide financial support here, you can find a donation form here.

If you can take one or more animals into your home, you will not only find addresses under the links mentioned above, but you can also organize them on Facebook. In the group Search and offer places for flood animals, calls for help and places are collected and coordinated. The Floods 2013 group provides general information and breaking news about animals and people in need, as well as the opportunity to share help offers with the numerous other group members on the pinboard.

Help with one click

If you want to help the flood animals via Facebook, you can do so with a single click: Facebook pages like SureFlap 'DE' lead by a wonderful example and donate to every new fan who "likes" their page - Supported statement, one euro to the German Animal Welfare Association.