WE NEED YOUR HELP: 100 shelter animals rescued from Hurricane Dorian area

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reached out to The Anti-Cruelty Society to provide support for shelter animals evacuated from the Hurricane Dorian impact areas. To help prepare for hurricane, The Anti-Cruelty Society is providing refuge to 89 shelter animals from South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach area. These animals were in the shelters prior to the hurricane’s arrival so that the shelters in South Caroline have room for the animals displaced by the hurricane to offer a safe haven to those pets looking to reunite with their families. 

The animals were evacuated from South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4 and arrived in Chicago via truck on Thursday September 5.

The Anti-Cruelty Society brought in 63 cats and 26 dogs from the impacted area to a safe haven in Chicago. The cats and dogs that came to us will eventually be looking for their forever homes, but before we can find them adopters, we need foster homes to fill the gap!

The Anti-Cruelty Society is looking to recruit fosters to bring home a cat or dog. Foster providers will receive a pet care starter kit as well as veterinary and behavior support from The Anti-Cruelty Society for the length of the 2-4 week foster stay.

First-time fosters will need to complete training before bringing an animal home with them. Our foster support team will reach out to new fosters to help guide them through each of the steps below.

  1. Digital Foster Program Application
  2. Virtual Foster Orientation
  3. In-Person Foster Orientation

Whether you’re a veteran foster or just starting out, please consider helping us help Hurricane Dorian’s pets. If you are available to pick-up a foster animal, we invite you to complete our Disaster Response Foster Form here!

Help during these important rescue efforts are critical as is your support to foster, volunteer, or DONATE. Please help us care for animals in need.