As devastating Hurricane Florence continues on a path to slam into the southeastern states, Pets Alive staff and volunteers have been working around the clock and preparing to take in dogs from the hurricane evacuation zone.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue of Ashville, NC is working feverishly on coordinating a mass evacuation from not only their own shelter at risk of flooding but from other animal shelters at risk as well. The shelters are moving as many animals to safety way ahead of the storm, and the animals will be transported to northern animal shelters not currently in the path of the storm.
Pets Alive nor Brother Wolf Animal Rescue are strangers to rescuing animals from storm-ridden areas. During the 2017 hurricane season, we worked with Brother Wolf and other animal rescue organizations in the south and rescued 36 dogs at risk of danger from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Nate. You were there for these animals. Thanks to your support, all 36 of these dogs were vetted and medically treated as needed and were adopted into loving homes.
We are now asking for your help once again in anticipation of the arrival of 8 dogs that could arrive as early as Tuesday morning. The Brother Wolf Animal Rescue transport team just left Horry County Animal Care Center in Conway, South Carolina. They will drive through the night to Pets Alive for a long 12-plus trip – barring traffic and any other unforeseen complications.
The dogs will all need to be vetted by Pets Alive prior to being put up for adoption. This includes vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, spay/neuter, and treatment for any other unknown medical conditions. We will also be a holding area for another local animal rescue, Suruluna Animal Rescue, who is also taking in a handful of dogs later this week.
You have helped the animals so many times in the past. Our medical fund is already stretched and is dwindling as a result of a summer full of animal rescues. We anticipate this could be one of several emergency rescues we will be involved in as the storm season progresses. Can we rely on you once again – our partner in rescue – to help these dogs so we can get them the emergency care they need and ultimately find them all loving homes?
There are several ways you can help:
1. Make an online MONETARY DONATION now or you can mail us a check made out to Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.
2. Donate supplies including:
- Dry dog food (Pedigree is preferred)
- Canned dog food (Pedigree is preferred)
- Contractor garbage bags
- 3-lb paper trays
- Blankets and linens.
- Dry dog food (Pedigree is preferred)
Supplies can be dropped off at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown NY daily between 10:00am-4:00pm. You also can order directly from our Amazon wishlist and have the item(s) mailed to us at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.
3. Consider adopting one of these dogs – or any of our other dogs available for adoption. Check out the latter here. For every dog you adopt, you open up space at Pets Alive for another animal in need. You can submit an online adoption application. (NOTE: The Hurricane Florence dogs will not be available for adoption for at least two or more weeks as we assess their health and treat them as necessary.)
4. Volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and do all sorts of tasks from animal care, property maintenance, laundry, to fundraising and more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We thank you for your generous support. We could not do this live-saving work without you. And for those of you who are affected by Florence, we hope you and your loved ones are safe.
Becky Tegze, Executive Director
ps…Every dollar you DONATE will help us care for these loving animals and find them homes.
pss…Bookmark this blog and check for updates as the dogs arrive at Pets Alive and they begin their new journey.
A few animals of Hurricane Florence that you will help support as they arrive at Pets Alive