Over the past couple of days, many Kansas City area groups have deployed teams to help with disaster relief in Joplin, MO -- a city that suffered devastating destruction Sunday late afternoon.
The disaster has left many families grieving for loved ones, many displaced, and many homeless.
As more and more people see pets as part of their family -- they too can provide a lot of comfort in a very trying time for these families -- and many of these four legged friends are also missing.
I'm very excited that there is so much support for those in need from so many in Kansas City to help those in Joplin who badly need it right now (and are also facing potentially more, powerful storms today and tonight).
There is also a special Facebook page set up for people to post pictures of lost and found animals. I'm sure there are other sites out there too -- so please post them in the comments if you are aware of them.
Also, many of these organizations are now short-staffed at home -- and also taking in large numbers of animals from the KCMO shelter which still is not doing adoptions for the 3rd consecutive week. So if you are unable to travel, and still want to help, I'm sure any of these organizations would be thrilled to have volunteer support this week.
Photo Credit: Kansas City Star -- which has an amazing and heartwrenching photo gallary from Joplin.