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Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, posted a statement on Primarily Primates’s website sharing the tragedy. “Every animal matters to us, and we are devastated,” Feral shared in her statement. Several monkeys and lemurs died, and one chimpanzee.
The sanctuary has also evacuated other animals in their care to keep them safe, the group shared in a tweet that they have “evacuated [dozens] of animals and kept others, [including] 32 chimps, baboons, monkeys + lemurs in heated bedrooms.”
The historic freeze in Tx has taken a toll, + we thank all volunteers, staff + donors for efforts that have evacuated many doz. of animals and kept others, includ. 32 chimps, baboons, monkeys + lemurs in heated bedrooms. Approx. 12 lives lost.
— Primarily Primates (@primate_refuge) February 17, 2021
Moms and Mutts Colorado Rescue (MAMCO) is planning to transport over 100 dogs from Texas to Colorado, reported local station KUSA. “I knew there was going to be a huge need for dogs that were left outside, dogs that were dumped,” said Aron Jones, executive director of MAMCO.
If you’re not able to foster, but still want to help, you can Donate to MAMCO here, Brighter Days Rescue here, Lola’s Rescue here, Circle 2 Rescue here, Primarily Primates here, and Friends of Animals here.
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