Volunteers & Supplies Needed for Mexico Flooding

November 12, 2007

Dog Victim in Tabasco, Mexico FloodingDespite what you may or may not have heard on the news, the flooding down in the Mexican State of Tabasco is very bad. Very, very bad. This time, I will say without hesitation that it is reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina and the destruction it caused.

Today, Best Friends Animal Society set up a staging area/rescue center on the grounds of Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco Biological Campus for volunteers right smack in the middle of the disaster, where they can help the most. They put to use the ideas and brainstorming that a large group of us animal-lovers met to discuss one weekend in Las Vegas in May 2006 (post 1 & post 2).

If you have the urge to help, there are two ways you can do it: volunteer or donate. See below for more information on both!

Volunteer

Best Friends Animal Society contact:
Jill Dennis, International Community Response Coordinator
Phone: 435-644-3965 ext. 4439
Email: jill@bestfriends.org
News: http://network.bestfriends.org/mexicofloodrescue/news/

Volunteers Report To:
Biology Campus of the University (“UJAT”)
Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco
Division Academica de Ciencias Biologicas
Carretera Villahermosa-Cardenas
KM 0.5 Entronque Bosques de Saloya, CP. 86150
Villahermaosa, Tabasco, Mexico
international ph: +52 (993) 358 15 00, +52 (993) 358 15 00

Airport to Fly Into:
Villahermosa International Airport
Carretera Villahermosa – Macuspana Km 13,
Villahermosa, Edo. de Tabasco
Telephone: (52) 99 – 3356-0157
More info: http://www.asur.com.mx/asur/ingles/aeropuertos/villahermosa/villahermosa.asp

If you want to help out, please note:
This assignment is for the hardy and self-sufficient. Bring personal supplies similar to working in Katrina flood zone. Food, electricity, etc. are accessible from volunteer site. I do NOT yet know about access to showers. Bring baby wipes and washcloths.

Donate

Items Needed for Animal Flood Victims:
- Dog Food
- Cat Food
- Water
- Veterinary Medical Supplies
- Crates, Kennels
- Catch Poles
- Tarps, Tents
- Food Bowls
- Animal Care Products
- Boats
- Motors, etc.

Send Donations To:
Biology Campus of the University (“UJAT”)
Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco
Division Academica de Ciencias Biologicas
Carretera Villahermosa-Cardenas
KM 0.5 Entronque Bosques de Saloya, CP. 86150
Villahermaosa, Tabasco, Mexico
international ph: +52 (993) 358 15 00, +52 (993) 358 15 00

Send Monetary Donations to Best Friends:
https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/index.cfm?
https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/MembershipPrograms.cfm?

Photo: Rich Crook

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Rika November 13, 2007 at 9:57 am

You’ve been randomly tagged through the NaBloPoMo Randomizer:
http://heartintow.net/2007/11/13/7-random-or-weird-facts-about-me/

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Barb Davis November 13, 2007 at 6:22 pm

The latest news has BF pulling out – check on the Kinship Circle site or my blog – bdawgwrangler.blogspot.com for the latest from not only BF but Kinship Circle – Barb

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misty November 13, 2007 at 10:01 pm

thanks so much for spreading the word on this! I had no idea…

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Binary Blonde November 14, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Rika – Heehee. I’ve already done that tag. See yesterday’s post!

Barb Davis – Hi Barb! Long time, no hear! Thanks for the info!

Misty – I try and spread animal rescue info like this when I can. :)

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