We have been monitoring the devastating flooding occurring in Colorado over the past week and our hearts go out to all affected.
The AVMA has been in contact with PetAid Colorado Disaster Services, the arm of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation which oversees disaster response. At this time, they are managing the response using state and local resources and have not contacted us regarding any unmet needs.
According to an update received from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, animal shelters have been opened in several communities to shelter evacuated pets. PetAid Disaster Services personnel have been deployed to the State Emergency Operations Center since Friday and Colorado Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps personnel have been deployed to assist with evacuation and sheltering of pets. For more information, see the flooding update on the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s webpage.