How You Can Help Dogs Affected by Mudslide

Seattle-based Trupanion raises money for dogs and cats affected by the Washington landslide.

By | Posted: April 9, 2014, 12 p.m. PST

As residents of Oso, Wash., continue to recover from the devastating landslide that has left 30 dead and 12 still missing, a local pet company is spreading the word to help the animals affected by the disaster.

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Pet insurance provider Trupanion is asking dog and cat owners to post a photo or story of their rescued pet to the Trupanion Facebook page. For every photo posted, Trupanion will donate $1 to the Everett Animal Shelter and the North Creek Pet Hospital which have been contracted with the Red Cross to provide care for the affected animals.

 

Photo by Associated Press

 

When disaster strikes animals are often separated from their families. In situations where homes and lives are lost, it can be a challenge for owners to find, care for and provide appropriate shelter for their pets.

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Excluding landslides caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, or dam collapses, the March 22 landslide has been categorized as the deadliest single landslide event in United States history, destroying lives and property, affecting dozens of residents, including dogs and cats.

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