In lieu of Governor McMaster declaring a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will be traveling to Charleston Animal Society on Sunday, September 1st, to transfer 17 dogs from the coast to the SPCA.
Charleston Animal Society arrived in Florida at 5 am on Saturday, August 31st, to provide hurricane relief for upwards of 100 animals from Brevard Humane Society and evacuated animals from Osceola County, Florida. Charleston also took in 40 cats and 25 dogs on Friday from Halifax Humane Society, Inc. in Daytona Beach. Shelter and rescue partners from around the state and beyond are assisting Charleston in now transferring these animals away from the South Carolina coast with the updated news of Dorian’s path.
As an emergency placement partner, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will be taking in 17 dogs from Charleston Animal Society. These dogs come from both Charleston Animal Society and transferred to Charleston from Halifax Humane Society, Inc. CEO, Barbara Nelson, and Canine Behaviorist, Michelle Jurnak, will arrive in Charleston by 10:30 am on Sunday, September 1st, to transfer these dogs.
Fifteen of the 17 dogs will be available for adoption at the SPCA Albrecht Center as soon as Tuesday. On Wednesday, the SPCA will host their final Yappy Hour of the year from 6-8 pm at 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. All of the revenues from this event will go towards benefitting the hurricane relief dogs to care for them until they find their forever homes (LetLoveLive.org/Yappy-Hour).
The SPCA is seeking adopters for their available animals. Including the hurricane relief dogs, there are 27 dogs and 41 cats that are currently waiting for their new home. All available pets are vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered.
The SPCA Albrecht Center is also asking for monetary and supply donations to care for their approximately 170 animals (available and in holding) currently in their care, as well as the 17 hurricane relief dogs that will be transferred in on Sunday. A ‘Wish List’ detailing supplies needed for donation can be found online: LetLoveLive.org/Donate.
Evacuate With Your Pets
Please do not leave your pets behind in the storm. Make plans now to get your pet checklist accomplished:
Have recent photos of your pet, in case he or she is lost
Make sure your pet’s collar is secured and that the ID tag is up-to-date
Get your pet microchipped
Place medicine in a waterproof container
Bring any medical records you have (a great idea is to email them to yourself)
Bring a crate for your animal when you evacuate
Bring food, water and toys
Don't forget garbage bags
Source: Charleston Animal Society
ABOUT SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare
Established in 1935, the Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is a private, non-profit organization operating under IRS Section 501c3. We have been placing thousands of needy animals into loving forever homes for over 80 years. It is our mission to improve the lives of companion animals by rehoming abused, abandoned, and neglected pets while fighting for their well-being through vigorous legislative effort, humane education, and by offering affordable veterinary care for all.
Visit the SPCA Albrecht Center’s website: www.LetLoveLive.org