Tampa, FL, August 02, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The FL-3 Airboat Search and Rescue team, in conjunction with the American Airboat Search and Rescue Association, is proud to announce the launching of Bark Ark®, an emergency pet and animal flood rescue project.
Based in Tampa, Florida, the Bark Ark® is a specialized rescue program specifically designed for the emergency rescue, evacuation of pets, animals and livestock in flood-affected areas.
The mission of the Bark Ark® project is to access, evacuate and reduce the suffering of animals, pets and livestock stricken by flooding.
The Bark Ark® project has been under development since Hurricane Katrina and the devastating flooding of New Orleans. The recent flooding in the midwestern United States re-enforced the need for a rapidly deployable animal rescue team and the Bark Ark® fulfills that need.
The Bark Ark® team is available to state and federal agricultural and wildlife agencies, national, state and local humane societies and veterinary organizations.
Upon request, the Bark Ark® team can deploy within 24 hours, anywhere within the United States, with specialized flood rescue watercraft that can rapidly access and evacuated animals stranded by floodwater. In the event large numbers of domestic animals are isolated by floodwaters, the Bark Ark® team can deliver feed and veterinary care to stranded animals. The Bark Ark® team is also capable of herding livestock from flooded land to high ground.
Pre-need agreements are encouraged, but emergency response is available.
The Bark Ark® is funded entirely by private donations. To learn more about the Bark Ark® and how to contribute visit the FL-3 Airboat Search and Rescue web site or call: 813-355-1103.