Friday, June 20, 2008

Farm Sanctuary is doing everything we can to gain access to the affected areas, and we have dispatched a rescue team and transport truck to the region. Others are on stand-by to take immediate action, as needed.

We have submitted a formal request for access to the affected areas to coordinate rescue efforts for livestock. We are currently awaiting permission from local officials to enter the region. Unfortunately, given current laws, gaining access to rescue food animals has proven incredibly challenging. Oftentimes, farm animals are returned to their owners without question. We hope to rescue farm animals in the region and ensure they are brought to sanctuary.

Sadly, the reports of law enforcement officers shooting pigs on the levies have been confirmed. Given the circumstances, the killing of these pigs is considered legal. However, we are looking into this case further.

If you want to help, the best thing you can do right now is support our Emergency Rescue Fund. Donations to the Emergency Rescue Fund enable us to respond to suffering farm animals immediately whenever a natural disaster strikes, or when we receive cruelty reports. We can't do it without you. Your contribution to the Emergency Rescue Fund today is greatly appreciated, and will directly save lives and end suffering. To make a donation to the Emergency Rescue Fund, you can call 607-583-2225 ext. 221, click here to make a donation using our secure online form, or mail payment to: Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

We will keep you posted on progress as new information comes to light.

Photos Courtesy of Molly Wald and Best Friends Animal Society <>.

No comments: