A new way to help animals during potential natural disasters in Southern Oregon
Central Point, Ore.- It’s something that the Southern Oregon Kennel Club has working on since 2016. A reunite trailer for disaster relief situations, helping to bring animals back to their owners as they work through whatever disaster has struck their community.
It all started with money raised at The Salmon Run Cluster All Breed Dog Show, Southern Oregon’s only all breed dog show.
Fees raised from the show are now helping animals in need.
Salmon Run Cluster All Breed dog show Announcer Tony Paxton says, “We’re trying to do the best we can to help the animals and make sure they are safe.”
In order to collect the $12,000 needed for the reunite trailer, a combination of entry fee costs for the all breed dog show, along with donations from Southern Oregon Kennel Club members’ were pooled together starting over a year ago.
Inside of the relief trailer is dog food, cat food, generators, and administrative supplies to keep track of the animals.
Today is the first time that the public could see it.
But for the past 5 years things were a little different in Jackson County. The county had a reunite trailer that was owned by the state of Oregon. However, after experiencing so many difficult fire….
27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam
More than 40,000 homes were destroyed as heavy rains and 130 km/h (80 mph) winds tore through the region, leaving 27 dead and 22 missing, according to Vietnam’s disaster management office – © Vietnam News Agency/AFP STR. At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit. The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike the country’s southern coastal region, an area normally spared the typhoons that usually hit further north.
More than 40,000 homes were damaged as heavy rains and 130 kph (80 mph) winds tore through the area, leaving 27 dead and 22 reported missing, according to the disaster management office.
Coastal Khanh Hoa province, home to the popular white sand Nha Trang beach, was hardest hit with 16 dead and 10 injured, the government said…