Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Since arriving in the flooded region late last week, Farm Sanctuary's emergency rescue team has worked closely with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the American Humane Association (AHA) to see to the aid of stranded farm animals throughout the region. We now have confimation by state officials to undertake a massive rescue effort in Iowa to recover as many pigs as possible from the Oakville area of Lousa County and northern Des Moines County, and to provide these animals with emergency care and safe refuge. Last night, our rescue team came to the aid of four pigs who are now out of the danger zone and awaiting veterinary inspection. We will continue to keep you updated on our efforts to save as many of the survivors as we can.

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

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