Charleston Animal Society Deploying for Hurricane Delta Impact
Late Tuesday, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) requested our help in evacuating animals from shelters in Louisiana. We are heading to St. Mary’s Parish and Jefferson Parish (west of and south of New Orleans) prior to Hurricane Delta landfall.
Tropical Storm force winds are expected by Thursday, which is why we are deploying now. This hurricane comes at a time when the Gulf region has already been battered by other hurricanes. These are the most vulnerable animals as the others have already been evacuated to regional shelters. This is a dire situation.
We have two full teams of staff and volunteers, led by our Chief Strategy Officer, deploying this afternoon.
Expected Return is Friday
We expect to evacuate approximately 30 cats and upward of 50 dogs to place with approximately. 10 of our partner organizations including our shelter, across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida between Friday and Tuesday.
We are asking the public and animal control to prioritize animals to bring in to CAS and delay non-emergency animals for the next few days.
Our No Kill South Carolina program is coordinating transfers to our partner organizations and confirm placements once we have the evacuees out of harm’s way and on their way to Charleston. Again, we will then transfer small amounts of animals to our 10 partner organizations, so that no single organization is overwhelmed.
We can’t do these transports and rescue operations without your support. Thank you for being the fuel that allows us to help so many animals in need.