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Flood displaced pets take shelter in Brattleboro

In Vermont, The Humane Society of the United States  is working with municipal, Red Cross and National Guard officials to offer assistance to people who had to evacuate their homes because of historic flooding in the state.

The HSUS set up an emergency shelter near Brattleboro for pets brought in by families displaced by flooding. The HSUS and the Vermont Companion Animal Neutering Clinic are also offering to provide pet food and supplies to evacuated families.

"The HSUS is proud to work with other organizations to help the people and animal victims of the flooding in Vermont," said Joanne Bourbeau, Vermont senior state director for The HSUS. "Our team will be on hand to provide pet shelter and supplies while the community recovers from Hurricane Irene."

Across the country, The HSUS is providing up-to-the-minute information on shelters and other assistance for pet owners in the states impacted by Hurricane Irene on its Twitter page: twitter.com/humanesociety.

The HSUS is also posting updates and videos on its Animal Rescue Team response, including field updates from HSUS state directors in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, at: humanesociety.org/disaster.

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