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The Humane Society of the United States worked with McComb animal control officers and local volunteers to rescue more than twenty horses from flood waters in Magnolia, MS. Their efforts throughout the Gulf Coast are helping save animals in communities impacted by Hurricane Isaac.
“The Humane Society of the United States is on the ground to help with animal rescue, handling, sheltering and transportation needs during flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac,” said Lydia Sattler, the Mississippi state director for The HSUS. “The storm surge and heavy rains have been devastating and our work is not only important for these terrified animals, but for their caregivers who are desperate to save them.”
To make room for animals rescued from Hurricane Isaac, the HSUS and Okaloosa County Disaster Animal Response Team are transporting the animals to the Birmingham Humane Society in Alabama, one of The HSUS’ Emergency Placement Partners.
The HSUS has also deployed its Animal Rescue Team to Jefferson Parish in Louisiana in response to a request for assistance from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Rescuers will begin transferring animals from the shelter to other locations in order to ease the burden on the local community and make room for more rescued animals during the crisis.
Want to help animals in the Gulf States? Click here on The Animal Rescue Site.