The Atlanta Humane Society is working to support the evacuation of pets from areas being hit by Hurricane Ida, according to WSB-TV.
The Atlanta Humane Society’s Disaster Response Team picked up 31 dogs and 20 cats from areas along the Gulf Coast and sent them their way to Atlanta on Saturday.
The team traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi and New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida on Friday to pick up the dogs and cats. They visited the Humane Society of South Mississippi and Louisiana SPCA. Both are expected to be on the receiving end of Ida’s strong winds and rains.
12 of the dogs are heading out to the Hilton Head Humane Society in South Carolina.
“Our Disaster Response Team worked diligently with our shelter partners throughout the Southeast to ensure that as many animals as possible were moved out of harm’s way ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall,” said Amanda Harris with the Atlanta Humane Society. “All 39 animals remaining in Atlanta will be medically evaluated on Sunday and Monday. Once they are all healthy and have received the care they need, they will be available for adoption. Our thoughts are with the residents of the gulf coast area during this time.”
Hi I’m Kaiya! I enjoy nice long slow walks. I’m fairly low-energy, so I’d love to curl up beside you for a Netflix marathon! I love to be petted and touched, so you can pet me any time… I may even ask to be petted. I don’t have much known history with dogs, cats, or kids, but would love to meet your current dog or children to see if we’d get along. Do you think I might be the perfect match for you? I sure hope so. Love, Kaiya.
Kaiya’s temperament sounds so much like that of my own Hound mix, Dolly. They’re lovely dogs.
Hi I’m Kevin! I am new here to the shelter and I am still getting use to interacting with staff here so please take it slow with me. Since I am so shy, I would do best in a quiet without small kids, I tend to frighten and get startled really easy. I need a family who is patient and willing to give me a try at a brand new life and lifestyle so I can be the best dog and best companion I can be!