Emergency animal shelter in place
The Red River Regional Disaster Animal Response team which is made up of City and County Emergency Managers, FM Humane Society, Adopt-A-Pet, NDSU Veterinary Technology Department, and the Red River Zoo will open and operate an Emergency Animal Shelter at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds should residential evacuation be implemented.
The Emergency Animal Shelter will be mobilized when Fargo or Cass County issues a voluntary evacuation advisory indicating residents in an area should begin making plans to evacuate.
The Emergency Animal Shelter will provide shelter only to companion animals - cats and dogs - of Fargo, Moorhead, Cass and Clay county residents who need to evacuate their homes. Exotic animals and birds will be accepted by the Red River Zoo. The Cass County Extension office is working on plans to shelter large animals and livestock.
Residents are urged to make arrangements for their pets by asking for the assistance of friends and family who can help house their pets in the event of an evacuation. That is a less stressful option for the companion animals.