The New BART and the Code 3 Rescue Team Responds to the Flooding in Fargo, ND

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March 31, 2011
The Code 3 Riders on the Storm Animal Rescue Team has responded to Fargo, ND to assist the community with animals affected by the flooding of the Red River.

Friday March 27, 2009
The team arrived on late at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds where the Fargo-Moorehead Humane Society has set up an emergency shelter for the animals displaced by the flooding.

Saturday March 28, 2009
The team met with the officials at the EOC and were informed that the levies were holding steady. The teams spent most of the morning doing assessments of the levees and flooded areas looking for stranded animals

Saturday afternoon a request to rescue 2 cats out of an apartment high rise was received. The team along with the fire department entered the building and retrieved the cats which were returned to their owner who was waiting at the barricade. While there, they were approached by another resident to rescue a beta fish. In the afternoon the team assisted the shelter volunteers by moving 2000 pounds of horse feed from a local retailer who donated it to the shelter for the horses being housed.

Sunday March 29, 2009
After receiving a report of horses in water north of Fargo the team went out in search of them. While the horse were surrounded on 3 sides by water they were high and dry, had food, water and shelter so they were left to shelter in place. The teams received information regarding a breeder of large cats (bobcat, lynx, etc), they went to the area and discovered the area was under about 20 feet of water.

Monday March 30, 2009
The team spent most of the morning getting equipment readied as we had a blizzard coming in to the area. The team took cat supplies to the high rise for feeding in place of several cats. The team work supporting sheltering efforts

The snow hit the Fargo area about noon.

Tuesday March 31, 2009
The blizzard has set into the area in full force!!! All non essential movement has been restricted by the sheriff and state patrol. The team has spent the day supporting the sheltering staff.

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