A tornado that rolled through Mississippi last night destroyed several buildings at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, Mississippi.
Two buildings were destroyed and one dog was killed. Dogs were set loose on the property by the storm, but may have been secured by now.
They are asking for volunteers, blankets and food. Volunteers with heavy construction equipment and chainsaws are especially wanted. Call 601-222-1927 to volunteer. Cash donations are also needed. The address is SFAS, 97 Obed Magee Road, Tylertown, MS 39667.
Update August 15th: The Humane Society of the United States has given a $4,000 grant to the Sanctuary and is building 12 kennels .
From a volunteer of the Sanctuary via Facebook:
I will be going to for noon tomorrow (August 11) to make a pick-up of any donations and then on to Good Dog Naturally and The Scrubby Puppy before heading up to SFAS. If you are in western St. Tammany and are able to donate items, please take them to those drop off points.
St. Francis Animal Sanctuary (SFAS) is the largest no-kill companion pet sanctuary in the Southeast United States. SFAS is a forever home to more than 400 companion pets annually.
SFAS not only rescues pets, we give compassion and hope to struggling families. In 2009, SFAS has given shelter to more than 150 beloved pets whose families lost their jobs or homes and are no longer able to provide for their pets.
If you have any money donations, please make the checks out to: St. Francis Animal Sanctuary and I will pick those up at the drop off points. As soon as I get to the sanctuary, I will be doing blessings of the animals, people and grounds. I'm a minister and that's my first priority - God's blessings to all.