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Help needed for hay delivery to animals stuck in flood

Published On: Sep 16 2013 12:23:31 AM CDT

A statewide animal food bank with a chapter in Black Forest is looking for help in its attempt to feed livestock stranded by floods in northern Colorado.

Severe rains and flooding have created an emergency situation in northern Colorado, stranding many horses and other livestock.

The Pikes Peak chapter of the Colorado Horse Food Bank said they need volunteers with trucks, flatbeds or large trailers who can help load hay and travel to Weld County Monday. Volunteers who can help load the hay on to those trucks are also being sought.

"People here in El Paso County always have such a giving spirit," said Marty Jackson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Horse Food Bank. "Our neighbors in Colorado helped us during the Black Forest fire, and we need to pull together and help them now."

Jackson would like to keep the location of the hay private but hopes to get several people to help. She hopes to get them to the Black Forest property by 11 a.m. If you'd like more information on where to go and how to help call Jackson at (719) 237-6722.


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