Well I'm back in Cedar Rapids. I intended to update the blog sooner, but things have been very busy here. Why would I expect any different? It is 6 a.m. on Saturday. Today is our last day. At least I think it is Saturday ... it's funny how you lose track of all sense of time when you are deployed.
Submitted by EARS volunteer Suzy Hiskey of Littleton, Colorado (pictured)
The people in Cedar Rapids are amazing. I find it interesting how I am such great friends with people whose names I don’t know. I am thankful for the droves of community members who come in every day to help care for the pets. Some come in because they are lucky and want to do something to help. Some come in because they lost something and are thankful for the shelter. All come in because they care about the animals.
Today Fox 7 News in Austin, Texas, aired an amazing segment on EARS Regional Director Stacey Harris and her recent deployment to Cedar Rapids. The piece featured an extensive interview with Stacey, footage and photos taken at the shelter, and images of the flooding and devastation in Cedar Rapids.
Please take a moment to watch this touching news segment on the Fox 7 News Web site.
All of our work for the animals and pet owners in Cedar Rapids would not be possible without the leadership of EARS Regional Director Diann Wellman. Check out the great article about Diann published in her local paper, the Marion, Indiana, Chronicle-Tribune!
Local woman helps flood-stranded animals Rescuer Diann Wellman leads team in Iowa