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Humane Society rescues animals left behind after Hurricane Irene

Humane Society rescues animals left behind after Hurricane Irene

Credit: HSUS

The HSUS Animal Rescue Team in Pamlico County, North Carolina, during Hurricane Irene. Keywords: Dog, Cat, Animal Handler, Animal Rescue, Animal Sheltering, Animals in Disasters, Animals in Emergencies, Pets, HSUS Animal Cruelty, Rescue and Response Team, Campaigns, Companion Animals, Emergency Services

by Susan Wyatt

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KING5.com

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 6:06 AM

The Humane Society of the United States has sent members of its Animal Rescue Team to provide emergency sheltering assistance and field rescue response along the coastline of North Carolina where Hurricane Irene had the greatest impact.

In North Carolina, The HSUS and volunteers from Hello Bully established an emergency pet shelter at the Craven County Fair Grounds to house rescued animals - as well as pets from families who have evacuated without a place to keep their animals. The shelter is also available for pets of first-responders who are on extended duty in the devastated area.

PetSmart Charities will be providing supplies for the shelter and tools to aid The HSUS in rescue efforts out in the field.

In Vermont, The HSUS is working with municipal, Red Cross and National Guard officials to offer assistance to people who had to evacuate because of flooding. Pet food and supplies are also being provided to evacuated families.

You can help the hurricane relief effort by texting  "LOVE" to 20222 to donate $10 to support The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team.

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