WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Ian displaced not solely hundreds of residents but additionally tons of of pets.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League on Friday introduced again 57 animals from Gulf Coast Humane Society primarily based in Fort Myers. The shelter was broken, together with shedding a portion of its roof, throughout the Category 4 storm.
“The journey allowed [Gulf Coast Humane] to have the assets to concentrate on therapeutic and assist their very own group, so we had been capable of take animals that had been already on the shelter and out there for adoption and make them out there right here,” Sue Berry, the CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, mentioned.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue introduced again 20 canine from the identical shelter and 12 extra canine from Manatee Rescue.
The cats and canine at Peggy Adams are in quarantine for 2 weeks as a result of some are sick and a few have accidents.
“There was some sickness concerned. Just a few of the animals [from Gulf Coast Humane] had been already sick,” Berry mentioned. “We have to make it possible for now we have everyone quarantined sufficiently for that motive. (*57*) then as soon as now we have all of them able to go, they’re going to be able to go up for adoption.”
Workers on the shelter mentioned they want the general public’s assist with adoptions to allow them to make room to rescue extra animals.
“Adoptions are our first precedence. It opens up numerous area for extra animals to return in,” Berry mentioned. “Certainly monetary donations are useful and caring for these animals in addition to animals we already had. (*57*) then we do have an Amazon want record, which is offered on our social media websites and likewise on our web site.”
Another approach to assist is by taking part in Peggy Adam’s Halloween pet costume contest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Square in downtown West Palm Beach.
For a $10 donation, you may enter your pet within the classes of Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner & Dog Look Alike and Best in Show.
WPTV’s T.A. Walker shall be emceeing the occasion. Contest judges will embody the president and CEO of American Humane Dr. Robin Ganzert and Peggy Adams.
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