ROBESON COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The ASPCA is assisting shelters and rescuers in eastern NC save and house stranded animals after flooding from Hurricane Florence left many of them stranded.
The organization deployed more than a dozen responders to NC, and is continuing to work with local emergency management agencies to make sure all animals who were left trapped by the storm are rescued and brought to a safe place.
Rescuers are not only evacuating pets, homeless animals from shelters impacted by the hurricane. These animals are being placed with welfare groups where they can be made available for adoption.
"When a storm like Hurricane Florence hits, owned pets and shelter animals can be in as much danger as residents," said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. "We're proud to help the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture save lives, provide critical assistance to shelters, and reunite lost pets with their owners as the area recovers from this disaster.
Last year alone, the ASPCA responded to six disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the wildfires in California, assisting more than 37,000 animals through pre-evacuation, field rescue, and post-disaster relief efforts.
Thanks to these volunteers and rescuers, thousands of animals have been saved and helped
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