The crisis caused by Hurricane Florence continues for animals and pet owners in affected communities who are coping with family separations and dangerous conditions. We remain on the ground at the request of emergency management agencies to help stranded and displaced animals following the devastation and severe flooding caused by the storm.
The following video was taken by one of our responders at the scene of a water rescue in North Carolina.
Now, at the request of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the ASPCA has deployed water rescue teams to Georgetown County, South Carolina, to assist with search-and-rescue efforts.
The ASPCA has been actively assisting several municipalities in the Carolinas by deploying dozens of responders to impacted areas. To date, we have assisted more than 600 animals.
In addition to conducting field rescue operations in South Carolina, the ASPCA is continuing to assist with the sheltering for hundreds of displaced animals at the Robeson County Animal Shelter in Lumberton, North Carolina, at the request of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Thank you for helping to make urgent response efforts such as these possible and for supporting all our lifesaving work to rescue, protect and care for animals in need.
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