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Hurricane Pet Rescues (Videos)

Hurricane Pet Rescues (Videos)
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Editor’s note: During natural disasters, many pet owners are forced to evacuate their homes and leave their animals behind. This was unfortunately the case during the recent hurricane that swept through the East Coast. Luckily, the Humane Society was able to rescue many animals that were stranded by the storm. Check out these three videos from The Humane Society that show their heroic animal rescue efforts.

Written by Ellen Pascale of the Humane Society of the United States

When Hurricane Irene made landfall along the East Coast, our Animal Rescue Team was ready to respond to pets in need. †The teamís first stop was in North Carolina, where a number of pets were left behind when their owners were forced to evacuate. Knowing that animals had been stranded, the assessments and rescues began immediately. †In one case, several dogs were found to have been left in an outdoor enclosure during the storm. †The dogs were promptly transported to the safety of our emergency shelter, where they were assessed by veterinarians and given some much needed love.

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3:48PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thank goodness these wonderful people thought about and helped these poor animals.

5:56PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

sad, all those animals left behind...glad someone came to their rescue!

1:08PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Despite some of the negative comments made, I praise the actions of everyone that made the effort to locate many of the stranded, starving and injured animals....well done all!!

6:39AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

thanks for sharing great job! :)

4:37AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Good one thanks.

3:45PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

I would rather rescue and help an animal in need than a human. Humans don't appreciate it , animals do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:48AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Most human beings are not animal lovers. But there are also many people who love, care and look after animals in time of need. These are the silent minority. The majority care for their own damned lives. By the way, Christianity does not promote or preach about caring for animals.Pastors in churches are never guided by God to preach sermons on animal love and care.

5:52AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

The video only shows the rescue at one home. I'm sure that there were cats in other homes. The dogs they rescued and that seemed less cared for were hunting hounds. Back woods people use the dogs, and keep them ill cared for because of not wanting to put money into their care. It is sick. Then, at the end of a hunting season, I've heard that the poorer ignorant people will simply cut loose the dogs for the winter, and let them run wild to hunt and sustain themselves.

3:17AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Good job guys!

10:15AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Beautiful images....thank you!

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