We’re Re-opening the Hurricane Hub
First 100 Animals Arriving in a Few Days
We’re on a mission…and it’s a critical rescue mission. Hurricane Michael has separated countless pets from their families, and many area shelters suffered storm damage. Those pets need a safe place to stay locally until their families can find them. That’s why we’re teaming up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate animals in their shelter prior to the storm so pets lost during the hurricane can stay near their panhandle homes to be reunited.
Hurricane Evacuation Hub
We’re re-opening our Rescue & Rehab Center in Georgetown, Delaware, to once again serve as a hurricane evacuation hub. We purchased this facility in June to help animals needing a little extra assistance, including pets at risk in other shelters and animals displaced by disasters. The center is scheduled to open early next year, but we’ve opened it early to assist during the two recent hurricanes, Florence and now Michael.
Following Hurricane Florence, we helped 239 animals via our Rescue & Rehab Center. Now, as we start the emergency rescue work following Hurricane Michael, early next week we’ll receive the first 100 cats and kittens on a rescue flight from Florida. They will be transported to our Rescue & Rehab Center, where they’ll receive intake exams then move into our shelters and other shelters in the Northeast to find forever families.
How You Can Help
We can’t do this important work without you. Join us in the Hurricane Michael rescue initiative:
- Donate to support the significant cost of re-opening the Rescue & Rehab Center to care for displaced animals and to complete the facility repairs and renovations in progress.
- Adopt an animal from a BVSPCA location to make space for hurricane victims.
- Sign up to foster pets identified during intake that need a bridge to be ready for adoption.