St. Louis, MO (KTRS) This week is designated as “Safer, Stronger Missouri Week.”
Governor Jay Nixon is using this initiative to stress the importance of Missouri’s available resources when faced with a natural disaster. On Monday the Governor was at the Humane Society of Missouri, where he participated in a roundtable briefing on the state’s capabilities in rescuing and sheltering animals during emergencies.
Nixon says the Humane Society has played a significant role in response to the state’s natural disasters.
“The bottom line is having them as part of that takes the stress away from many of the first responders and give confidence to the public that they can follow those firefighters, those police, those National Guard instructions to keep everybody safe.” said Nixon.
The Humane Society of Missouri rescued and sheltered more than 80 pets during the historic flooding this past winter.
Nixon also attended a roundtable discussion in Sikeston which addressed the importance of Missouri’s statewide emergency communications radio network.