The Anti-Cruelty Society Helps Pets Impacted by Severe Storms in Oklahoma
CHICAGO— 165 pets from Oklahoma that have been impacted by severe weather arrived in Chicago on May 31. In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), these animals were flown to Chicago where they were greeted by The Anti-Cruelty Society’s staff and volunteers at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL.
Pets arrived Friday were in the shelters prior to the severe storms hitting Oklahoma. Bringing these pets to Chicago and other parts of the country allows for pets separated from their families due to the storms to stay in the shelters in the impacted areas and be reunited when possible.
Some of the pets the Society took in will be available for adoption later in the week. The others were placed with temporary fosters and will be made available for adoption in the coming weeks.
“As an open admission shelter, we are here to help any pet in need, including pets impacted by the storms in Oklahoma,” says Tracy Elliott, president at The Anti-Cruelty Society. “We want to do what we can to help the impacted area, so removing pets that were in the shelter prior to the storm to make room for animals needing shelter and care until they can be reunited with their families is very important. 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/ok-storms to help pets impacted by the severe weather in Oklahoma and now in the care of The Anti-Cruelty Society.
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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.