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URGENT: Hurricane Florence Threatens Pets and People With Catastrophic Flooding

How We’ve Helped So Far:
(UPDATED: 9/29/18)

Sent 5,000 meals of Halo cat food to Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, SC.

Sent 22,000 meals of Halo dog food to Tulsa Humane Society in Tulsa, OK. They were deployed to the Carolinas during the storm and have taken their rig back with displaced pets.

Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, SC and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey (who have taken in hundreds of displaced animals from the hurricane) will be receiving supplies to clean animals. The supplies are 5 cases of Tea Tree Shampoo, 2 cases of Waterless Foam Shampoo, 2 cases of Tearless Puppy Kitten Shampoo, 3 cases of Body & Paw Wipes, 3 cases of Oatmeal Conditioning Rinse, 3 cases of grooming brushes and 25 flea combs.

1,000 shirts are going to Restore Global in Charlotte, NC for our human relief efforts.

Sent one full pallet of litter and 100 enrichment toys to Fayetteville Animal Protection Society in North Carolina.

Sent one and a half pallets of litter and 100 enrichment toys to SPCA of Wake County in North Carolina.

Sent 100 enrichment toys and 16 pallets of dog food to Charleston Animal Society in South Carolina.

Sent 100 enrichment toys to Greenville Animal Services in South Carolina.

Sent 100 enrichment toys to Petred, Inc. in North Carolina.

ASPCA is receiving 22 pallets of puppy pads and one pallet of litter boxes.

Sent half a tractor-trailer full of pet food to Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Shipped 250 KONG balls each to Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County and Brandywine Valley SPCA. Both shelters are receiving animals transported from areas affected by the storm.

Awarded thousands of vaccines to Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue in York County, SC, after a fire caused them to lose their shelter building.

Rescue Bank is proactively contacting partners in North Carolina and South Carolina to offer help.

Shipped five pallets of mixed pet products (including leashes, collars, bowls, and more). These supplies will help hurricane victims in WV and VA.

Shipped an additional 14 pallets of pet food to Brico Farms in Augusta, GA.

In partnership with Halo, we are sending 5,000 meals of cat and kitten food to Wake County SPCA.

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 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, September 14 and pummeled the southeast coast with over 35 inches of rain. The rainfall since Florence arrived totals over 8 trillion gallons so far. The storm has already taken the lives of at least 42 people in the Carolinas and Virginia. Hundreds of people and pets are displaced or trapped in shelters due to flooding. Rivers are still rising, and authorities are worried about additional 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 work left to do. With flooding threatening to cause more damage, our response is vital to ensure the safety and recovery of the pets and people on the ground. Your support is needed now more than ever.

100% of your tax-deductible donation goes to pets and people who are affected by Florence, and we will keep you updated on the progress of your efforts. Your ongoing support makes it possible.

by Jim Kober, September 13, 2018