Volunteer Vet Cares For Refugee's Pets

Volunteer Vet Cares For Refugee's Pets

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(KSL News) -- One of things that created enormous stress for many evacuees was worry about their pets.

Many were told they would not be evacuated from New Orleans unless they abandoned their pets. Others were allowed to bring them. Others smuggled them aboard buses and boats.

At Camp Williams, pets are allowed and are even being cared for by a volunteer vet from the Jordan River Animal Hospital.

Charlie, Dash & China, New Orleans Evacuees: : "They wanted us to leave the animals there. I wasn't giving up. And I never gave up."

Temma Martin, Salt Lake County Animal Services: "There are people that just absolutely put their foot down and said I am not leaving without. 'I've lost everything, I’m not leaving without my pet'. And I was so pleasantly surprised to see people arriving here with their 4-footed family members."

More volunteer veterinarians are needed. If you can help, call Bluffdale Animal Control.

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