We have heard that the death toll is now 26 in West Virginia where more than 32,000 businesses and homes were without power and where the death toll is the highest in any state from flooding in the USA in 2016. Entire towns have almost been lost in some areas said Tim Rock the spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
There will no doubt be stories in the forthcoming weeks of cats and dogs being rescued from the floods. And there is no doubt that there will be deaths as well and lost companion animals who hopefully will be reunited with their caretakers and guardians, all being well.
I am sure that as I am writing this many people are searching for their beloved pets. It is not just people who have been killed and who have been displaced by these dramatic floods in West Virginia which occurred on Thursday and Friday last.
Kanawha County officials has told WSAZ (an online newspaper) that anyone concerned about a lost pet should contact the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association at (304) 342-1576.