Farm Sanctuary: Disaster strikes for farm animals; Stranded Pigs Need Urgent Help

June 26th, 2008 4:54 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Disaster strikes for farm animals: Stranded Pigs Need Urgent Help

Kinship Circle - 2008-06-24 - Emergency Sheltering Volunteers Needed In Iowa 01

EMERGENCY RESCUE FUND
Stranded Pigs Need Urgent Help!

Flood waters have ravaged the Midwest, and farm animals need immediate rescue! The recent flooding has hit largely agricultural areas, leaving pigs, cattle and other animals stranded.

Hundreds of factory farm pigs have been left trapped and drowning in crates, or freed only to be swept away by rapid currents … trying desperately to survive on area levees.

Farm Sanctuary dispatched a rescue team with our large animal rescue trailer last week and we are currently on the ground in Iowa and Illinois to save drowning and stranded pigs.

Please, give to the Emergency Rescue Fund right now to help our lifesaving efforts and rescue these stranded, suffering animals:

https://secure2.vegsource.com/farmsanc/fs/donate_erf_pigs08_alert.html

This rescue is urgent and every moment counts. We, and the pigs, need your help right now.

Many pigs swam for their lives to the closest land or levee. Many are stranded without food or water. They are desperately clinging to life and waiting for rescuers to arrive.

Farm Sanctuary is working with other organizations to transport surviving pigs to a temporary holding area, and once pigs are in our custody, Farm Sanctuary will be ensuring their immediate care and transport to sanctuary.

We need your gift to the Emergency Rescue Fund today to make this effort possible.

Please, be there for the pigs today. Make an urgent donation to Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue Fund:

https://secure2.vegsource.com/farmsanc/fs/donate_erf_pigs08_alert.html

HOMES NEEDED

Farm Sanctuary is also in urgent need of adoptive homes for rescued pigs. If you are able to provide a loving home to a brave survivor of the Midwest Flood Disaster, please call 607-583-2225 ext. 223.

NEW REPORTS

“After five days in the water, hundreds of pigs were dead, but others had managed to survive. The difficult, dirty and dangerous job of getting the pigs out of the highly contaminated river water began.

http://farmsanctuary.org/mediacenter/flood08.html

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