American Humane Evacuates Cats Caught in Path of Hurricane Florence
Seventy-six cats and kittens are safe after being evacuated from shelters in the path of hurricane Florence by the national American Humane Rescue team. The animals are part of the first wave of rescues in advance of what is predicted to be a potentially catastrophic storm.
The American Humane Rescue team, which has been saving animals in disasters for more than 100 years, rushed to pick up dozens and dozens of vulnerable pets at shelters in South Carolina and drove them more than 800 miles to safe havens in New York and Connecticut where they can find lifesaving refuge from the storm and, just as important, find forever homes.
American Humane continues to coordinate with and reach out to shelters and municipalities to meet the coming need, and with millions in the storm path, is working to prepare the public to keep themselves and their pets safe.