Pets displaced by Hurricane Florence sent to local shelters


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Local animal rescue groups are helping with Hurricane Florence recovery.

The Heritage Humane Society (HHS) says 15 animals displaced by the storm were transported to its shelter in Williamsburg for medical care. The animals will eventually be put up for adoption. 

These pets were not owned, according to the humane society, and were up for adoption in shelters that needed to be evacuated due to the storm.

“We do not know the condition in which the pets will be arriving, so our team is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. We are grateful to be part of this rescue effort and to help ensure these adoptable pets will end up in loving homes,” said Kimberly Laska, executive director of HHS.

Members of the Portsmouth Humane Society and the Peninsula SPCA also picked up animals displaced during the storm.

If you would like to help, the shelters are asking for donations, including blankets, towels, wet food and cleaning products.

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