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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