Charleston Animal Society sent a team to Myrtle Beach on September 11, to evacuate 42 dogs out of harm’s way in Myrtle Beach. “The eye of the storm is bearing down on the Grand Strand and we have the capacity to go help,” said Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Anti-Cruelty and Outreach Aldwin Roman. “We were able to take 42 dogs to Greenville Animal Care.” From Greenville, the Humane Society of the United States will then take the dogs to other partner shelters for adoptions.
More assistance is being planned for animals in other parts of South Carolina that need help. “We are now in the process of assessing the storm’s path and then prioritizing the needs of those who may need help with animal evacuations,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.
During last year’s hurricane season, Charleston Animal Society had an unprecedented disaster preparedness response by rescuing and evacuating 750 animals from 7 states, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands. “Other animal organizations have been there for us in the past, and we will be there for them,” Elmore said.
People can help in one of two ways:
1. Help Charleston Animal Society save more lives by assisting with our most critical needs and donating here.
2. Help a friend or neighbor who is trying to evacuate by assisting with pet transportation if needed.
Two Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelters Open in Tri-County
If you go to a pet-friendly emergency shelter, remember to bring all of the supplies your pet will need (including a leash and crate). Also bring medicines and shot records. You must stay with your pet at the emergency shelter.
1. Cane Bay High School: 1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC 29483
2. Dubose Middle School: 1005 Dubose School Rd, Summerville, SC 29483