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August 10, 2011

A portrait of happiness for flood victims

Amber Johnson, her son Dontae, and their three dogs, Runt, Kodi and Sky, lost everything when their mobile home park went completely under water and was destroyed when the Souris River flooded in June. FEMA put Amber and Dontae up at a motel, and Amber brought the three dogs to the emergency animal shelter in Minot, North Dakota.

Now the family is waiting for a FEMA trailer. Amber doesn’t know for sure if and when it will come, but, with a four-year-old son, Amber is hoping that she’s high up on the waiting list for trailers.

August 8, 2011

Coincidence or providence?

Submitted by RedRover Responders volunteer Marcia Goodman of Cromwell, Connecticut

On August 3, Tonia Vitko and her young children, Solano and Levi, walked into the temporary pet evacuation shelter in Minot, North Dakota, to visit their cat, Linus. They had brought Linus to the shelter when their home was flooded and made uninhabitable. Their other cat, Lucy, who is Linus’ sister, had run away during the flood. Solano Vitko was particularly close to Lucy and she was devastated by the loss.

August 2, 2011

Easing the burden in a flood-weary community

The water may have receded in Minot, North Dakota and the headlines may have disappeared from the local newspaper, but Kathy Nelson hasn’t forgotten how the flood on June 22 tore her family apart.
August 1, 2011

Minot family grateful for pet evacuation shelter

Minot, North Dakota flood survivors Tom and Laurisa Moody and their daughter Rhiannon are staying in a hotel that allows pets, but they can’t leave their Chihuahuas, Princess and Mischief, unattended there.

July 28, 2011

Making Magic

Vinnie waits for his evening walk.
July 27, 2011

Rallying to help flood victims

Today, RedRover Responders volunteers are traveling to Minot, North Dakota from all corners of the United States. Virginia, Connecticut, New York, Kentucky -- no state is too far to prevent RedRover Responders from coming to the rescue when animals are in need. 

Prolonged flooding in Minot has prevented hundreds of families from returning home, and 350 animals are still living in a temporary shelter. RedRover Responders volunteers are rallying to helping these animals and families for the next ten days.

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