Our dear friend and foster mom Melissa Floyd had extensive flood damage to her barn, where she is so kind to let us keep many of our dogs. Weekend before last, all the dogs, horses and mini-donkeys had to be evacuated, and thank God they - and the cats who were stranded in the hayloft for several days - made it through safely. Water was waist deep in the barn, the attached apartment, and the surrounding fields.
We love Melissa and want to help her as much as possible. Therefore, we are organizing a work day, this Saturday - May 15 - beginning at 9:00 a.m.
If you can help, please bring rubber boots to work in - shovels - hard rakes - rubber gloves - hammers - nails - mops and buckets - liquid cleaners - any plywood or other boards you may have - hogwire - and there are probably many more necessary items that I cannot recall now, but will try to remember in subsequent emails about this. If you cannot help, monetary donations would be greatly appreciated. There was quite a bit of feed, dog food and hay stored in the barn, which is, of course, ruined. Other donations would also be appreciated: bedding, blankets, toys, food bowls, food, hay -- a used refrigerator (we kept medicine in the apartment and the fridge was found floating) or anything you might think of.
If you wish to participate, please email me back, let me know what you can do, and I will give you directions to the barn. We appreciate any and all time and effort you can give us. This has been personally devastating to Melissa and also to our group, both for Melissa's sake and for the sake of our misplaced animals.
Thanking everyone in advance -
Emily - on behalf of the Downtown Dog email