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URGENT: Hurricane Florence Pounding Pets and People – You Can Help

How We’ve Helped So Far:
(UPDATED: 9/17/18)

Shipped 15 pallets of human apparel and supplies to Restore Global in Charlotte, NC.

Shipped eight pallets of pet food to Bricko Farm in Augusta, GA, which is a drop off station for animals coming out of North Carolina and South Carolina.

28 pallets of pet crates are going to Florence County Emergency Management in South Carolina.

HALO pet food donated 20,000 meals on behalf of HSUS, Freekibble and GreaterGood.org to six receiving shelters transporting animals away from the storm.

One truck of Blue Buffalo pet food is going to Louisville, TN, and one Blue Buffalo truck is going to Rescue Bank affiliate in Charlotte, NC. This makes six total trucks of pet food sent for disaster response thus far.

Nine full and three partial pallets of Fresh Step litter to be shipped from our Kansas City Rescue Bank affiliate warehouse when needed.

3,000 tab bands sent to ASPCA transport and sheltering team in North Carolina. These collars will be critical to identifying animals at temporary shelters.

Assisting Greenville County Animal Care with crates needed as they are a hub for relief in South Carolina.

We are partnering with Elanco to bring two 53’ trailers on Tuesday to the most affected areas to vaccinate at least 100,000 cats and 150,000 dogs.

Four semi trucks of dog and cat food and other supplies shipped for pre-positioning. More info below:

27 pallets of dog and cat food shipped to Louisville, Tennessee, for pre-positioning to be sent to animal shelters and rescues housing pets displaced by the storm once first responders are allowed into affected areas.

20 pallets of dog and cat food and 48 wire crates for pets displaced by the storm shipped to Effingham, South Carolina. The food and crates will go to South Carolina’s Emergency Management Team.

750 crates for pets displaced by the storm shipped to the North Carolina State Animal & Agriculture Response Teams for emergency sheltering across the state.

200 crates for pets displaced by the storm shipped to Florence County, South Carolina. These crates will go to their emergency shelter and local counties in need.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, SPCA of Wake County, and Greenville Animal Care, SC, were each awarded 500 of each of these vaccinations: rabies (cat and dog), FVRCP, DHLP, and flea and tick and heartworm preventative. These shelters will serve as hubs for veterinary supplies.

$2,000 grant to Restore Global. Funds will go to rent a forklift so they can more easily distribute supplies to those affected by the storm from their warehouse in Charlotte, NC.

Shipping pet food from one of our Resue Bank warehouses

 Pets and people are in grave danger. Please donate to save lives!


First a hurricane, then a tropical storm, and finally a post-tropical cyclone, Florence is still not done causing damage on the southeast coast.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday and pummeled the southeast coast with over 35 inches of rain. The constant rainfall from Florence has dumped over 8 trillion gallons of rain onto these states so far. The storm has already taken the lives of at least 32 people in the Carolinas and Virginia, and over 500,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Hundreds of people and pets are displaced or trapped in shelters due to flooding, and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come.

In the aftermath of the storm, there are 16 rivers in danger of major flooding. Catastrophic damage is expected over the next week as a result of the flooding, threatening people, pets, and their homes. That’s where GreaterGood.org’s disaster response team is helping. Because of your donations, we have already sent food, medical supplies, and cash to help those affected by the storm, but there is still so much to be done. With flooding threatening to cause more damage, our response is vital to ensure the safety and recovery of the people and pets on the ground. Your support is needed now more than ever.

by Jim Kober, September 12, 2018