Animal Shelters Spend to keep Animals Safe!

posted by Hannah Mac - 

This is sad to see but warms my heart! We all know that Hurricane Florence is showing her ugly face today in the Carolina's! People in the coast have had time to evacuate with their families and pets. More importantly, animal shelters on the East Coast are spending thousands to evacuate abandoned pets and the animals living in the shelters to get them out of harms way. 

Yahoo.com reported, "While many families are able to safely evacuate in time with their pets, animals that live in shelters or have been left behind by families are vulnerable to extreme weather incidents. The animals require every aspect of care: food, shelter, medical attention and transportation — and none of those fundamental needs comes cheap. It cost almost $60,000 to transport 265 animals for one evacuation out of Florida during Hurricane Irma in 2017, Elmore says. About $11,000 went to veterinary treatments for those animals alone. This year, the Charleston Animal Society is taking care of about 700 animals across the region so far." 


Here's how you can help: 

"You can donate directly to the Charleston Animal Society by going to their website and clicking on the “Donate Today” button in the upper right hand corner. To find other reputable animal organizations to donate to you can use other websites that evaluate non-profits like GuideStar or Charity Navigator. “If you think about $120,000 and the 750 animals we were able to save last year, that’s just $160 per animal,” Elmore says, a number does not include many of the other animals they assisted during Hurricane Harvey. “For $160 you can save an animal’s life.” Donations of dry food for dogs and cats, as well as wet food for cats always helps, too, he says."


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