Charleston Animal Society staff is helping to evacuate dozens of animals from hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, while other staff have deployed to St. Croix and Houston to help with hurricane relief efforts there.
Charleston Animal Society is deploying staff to help with the rescue of animals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. “While the headlines about these devastating hurricanes may be fading, the crisis for animals remains very real in these hard-hit areas,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore. “We are committed to helping as many of these animals as possible.”
This week: (October 16 – 230
• Charleston Animal Society has a staff member working in Houston, coordinating rescue and relief efforts for animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
• On Thursday, Charleston Animal Society will send personnel to pick up 30-40 dogs evacuated from Puerto Rico to the Atlanta area by HSUS. These dogs were impacted by Hurricane Maria on Vieques and other parts of Puerto Rico. They will be brought to Charleston and placed for adoption.
• On Friday, two Charleston Animal Society staff will deploy to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help the ASPCA administer aid to animals affected by Hurricane Maria. This effort will take place on St. Croix.
Since September, Charleston Animal Society evacuated more than 500 animals from Florida, Georgia and other parts of South Carolina after Hurricane Irma. The dogs and cats were brought to Charleston Animal Society and were either adopted or sent to other sheltering partners around the South and Midwest.
People can help in one of two ways:
1. Click Here to Sponsor a pet’s evacuation.
2. Click Here to Adopt one of the pets evacuated (and come visit Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, 29406).