HALO No-Kill Rescue Shelter received nine more dogs from hurricane-stricken Fort Myers. The delivery was organized by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.
About 51 dogs were transferred and dispersed to multiple rescue organizations following the devastation by Hurricane Ian.
Jacque Petrone of HALO said it was no small task.
“The dogs transferred were all in-shelter dogs prior to the storm. Bringing them out means more room for residents’ pets to be rescued and reunited with families.”
Animal rescue efforts resumed after they were suspended for lack of space. Petrone said that while Sebastian was lucky, others experienced devastation.
“There is nothing worse than watching a natural disaster come towards you. Not only are you accountable for the dozens of human lives at risk to care for the animals in your organization, but you are accountable to the hundreds of animal lives,” she said.
Some of the other organizations helping with rescues are the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, Humane Society of Treasure Coast, and Humane Society of Broward County, ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States, BISSELL Pet Foundation, Florida State Animal Response Coalition, Slomba Shelter Solutions, and the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida.
Bringing the animals to places like HALO and the Human Society means more room for pets to be rescued and reunited with families.
In addition, HALO is in need of blankets and towels (new or used), and they need cat food by Fancy Feast Kitten (Amazon Link).
Petrone said canned kitten food can be difficult to find locally, but is easy to ship straight to our door via Amazon.
“Rescue is hard, but rescue is right. I am grateful to be able to be a small part in a huge rescue effort,” Petrone said.
Petrone thanks all that support HALO for making everything they do possible.
In 2019, HALO also rescued 89 dogs from Grand Bahama after Hurricane Dorian.
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