Millions of people had to evacuate their homes when Hurricane Florence hit the east coast. Many victims were able to take their pets with them but many dogs and cats ended up in pet shelters. Nebraska Humane Society spokesperson Pam Wiese says they are getting ready to assist if they get a call.
Wiese says, “Once they get emergency shelters set up they will ask for staffing. We have sent people to St. Croix and we sent people to other places when a hurricane has hit. We are waiting to hear word of that. Sometimes they will also ship out some of the animals they have had there if they get very overcrowded with rescued animals. Some of the shelters may ship out their adoptable animals that have been there since before the hurricane allowing for those animals that were brought in during the hurricane to be reunited with their folks. If we get a request to take some animals we will look at our population to see if we can do that.”
Wiese says people are calling the Nebraska Humane Society wanting to help. She says the easiest thing you can do is to go online and search for impacted shelters and donate directly to them. She says they can utilize that money more effectively than people sending carriers or crates. There is a good chance that donated supplies will take time to reach the shelter because of flooding.