Western Kentucky Tornado’s – Ways to Help

The terrible destruction that took place during the recent tornado events has impacted many people in Western Kentucky. Organizations are mobilizing to help both people and animals that have been affected.

We have been in touch with Michelle M. Shane, Executive Director at the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners. There is a lot of information out there on helping humans and we wanted to share some of what is going on to help animals as well.

Many State Organizations On The Ground

Currently, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) are coordinating efforts with the Commonwealth’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) is also in close contact with KBVE and these agencies and those on the ground in the area. 

Due to the loss of power and infrastructure, communication has been difficult in the affected areas, and assessments are still ongoing.  Final death and destruction numbers may take a week or more.

Kentucky Agriculture Relief Fund

Kentucky Agriculture Relief Fund @ gofundme.com/KyAgReliefFund.  Please see the press release from KDA below this email to learn more about the KY Ag Relief Fund and KDA partners, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Cooperative Extension . 

Kentucky Humane Society

The Kentucky Humane Society is in Western Kentucky and domestic pets are being taken to their Louisville Shelter until they can be reunited with their humans.

You can donate to the Humane Society on their website

Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter

The local shelter in graves county escaped from damage and everyone there is working overtime to assist animals and their owners.

Check out their Facebook page for current information.

Right now they are listing the following things that they need.

Current Needs:

  • Toys
  • Litter boxes
  • Leashes
  • Cat litter
  • Blankets and Beds
  • Ear Mite and Flea Medicine

Chewy is sending in food and supplies as well so please support them for being a good national neighbor!

Kentucky Thoroughbred Association

Some area race tracks had some minor storm damage but no horses on local racetracks were harmed.

KTA has a fundraiser going on as well through a Go Fund Me Page

UK County Extension Offices

o   Caldwell County Extension Office, 1025 U. S. Hwy 62W, Princeton, KY; contact Shane Bogle @ Phone: (270) 365-2787 or smbogl2@uky.edu

o   Fulton County Extension Office, 2114 South Seventh St, Hickman, KY; contact Ben Rudy @ Phone: (270) 236-2351 or ben.rudy@uky.edu

o   Graves County Extension Office, 4200 US Highway 45, Mayfield; contact Kelsey Chadwick @ Phone: (270)-247-2334 or kelsey.chadwick@uky.edu

o   Hickman County Extension Office, 329 James H Phillips Dr, Clinton, KY; contact John David Tucker @ Phone: (270) 653-2231 or JohnDavid.Tucker@uky.edu

o   Hopkins County Extension Office, 75 Cornwall Dr, Madisonville, KY; contact James Stone @ Phone: (270) 821-3650 or jstone@uky.edu

o   Lyon County Extension Office, 231 W Main St, Eddyville, KY; contact Susan Fox @ Phone: (270) 388-2341 or susan.fox@uky.edu

o   Marshall County Extension Office, 1933 Mayfield Hwy, Benton, KY; contact Nicole Rhein @ Phone: (270) 527-3285 or nikki.rhein@uky.edu 

o   Muhlenberg Extension County Office, 3690 St Rte 1380, Central City, KY; contact Darrell Simpson @ Phone: (270) 338-3124 or drsimpso@uky.edu

o   Taylor County Extension Office, 1143 South Columbia Ave, Campbellsville, KY; contact Patrick Hardesty @ Phone: (270) 465-4511 or phardest@uky.edu

o   Warren County Extension Office, 5162 Russellville Rd, Bowling Green, KY; contact Joanna Coles @ Phone: (270) 842-1681 or jcoles@uky.edu

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

·         AVMF Disaster Relief page – https://www.avmf.org/programs/disaster-relief/

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to assist our fellow Kentuckians with recovery. Please remember that it is important to have a disaster relief plan in place for the people and animals in your household.

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