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Emergency Pet Rescue Under Way at NCSU Vet School

Posted September 27, 1999

— A major rescue operation is under way at the N.C. State UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine.

Rising water in Edgecombe County has forced animal shelters to evacuate. More than 300 pets saved from Floyd's flood waters are on their way to Raleigh.

A trucking company has volunteered trucks to help transport the pets. Other volunteers are also making the dangerous drive to rescue the pets and bring them to Raleigh.

Many of the pets are wet and hungry. Others are sick and in need of medical attention.

Money is needed for food, vaccinations and other medical treatments.

If you can help, you are asked to send a check to the N.C. Vet Medical Foundation, c/o Animal Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 8401, Raleigh, N.C. 27695-8401.

You can also call1-888-835-9966for more information.

The shelter is expanding as fast as it can as more pets arrive with crates and kennels.


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