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The Anti-Cruelty Society Helps Pets Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

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89 cats and dogs arrived at The Anti-Cruelty Society on Thursday, September 5

CHICAGO— 89 pets from South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian arrived in Chicago on Thursday, September 5. In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), these animals were driven to Chicago where they were greeted by The Anti-Cruelty Society’s staff and volunteers at the shelter.

Pets that arrived Thursday were in the shelters prior to the hurricane impacting the eastern coastal areas. Bringing these pets to Chicago and other parts of the country removes pets from imminent danger.

Some of the pets the Society took in will be available for adoption after being seen by a veterinarian. Others were placed with temporary fosters and will be made available for adoption in the coming weeks.

“As Chicago’s largest open admission shelter, we are here to help any pet in need, including pets impacted by the anticipated devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian,” says Tracy Elliott, president at The Anti-Cruelty Society. “We want to do what we can to help the impacted area, so removing pets from harms way will lessen the burden on emergency workers in the area. Even if the impact is less than expected, moving animals who were in the shelter prior to the storm makes room for other animals needing shelter and care until they can be reunited with their families. But we can’t do it without the public’s help. If you’d like to help with the local effort, we’re in need of foster homes for these pets and monetary donations to help aid in providing care for them.”

Visit anticruelty.org/help-dorian to help pets impacted by Hurricane Dorian and now in the care of The Anti-Cruelty Society. To become a foster for an animal, please visit anticruelty.org/disaster-relief-fostering

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About The Anti-Cruelty Society
In 2019, The Anti-Cruelty Society is celebrating 120 years of being Chicago’s oldest, largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.anticruelty.org or call (312) 644-8338.