The Outer Banks SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recently announced that they have found enough foster families to take care of animals at the shelter before Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.
The Outer Banks SPCA put out a call for help earlier in the week asking for evacuees to take potential foster pets with them when they left. The SPCA’s shelter facilities on Roanoke Island tend to flood during rain events, which made housing their current furry residents a concern with the approaching storm.
“We need to get out as many animals as we can into foster homes BEFORE WEDNESDAY morning,” the shelter said in an earlier social media post. “If you decide to evacuate, please take your foster baby (and your own animals!) with you. Once the storm passes and you return, you can return the fosters to the shelter.”
As of Wednesday, the Outer Banks SPCA announced that their needs had been met, and volunteers are no longer needed.
“Thank you to all of the kind souls that have taken in Foster furbabies or offered their homes for the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian,” said the Outer Banks SPCA in an online statement. “We no longer need fosters for cats or dogs, and no longer need volunteers for transfers. Our needs have been met and we cannot express our gratitude enough.”
For animal lovers who still want to help, the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina in Elizabeth City, N.C. is still looking for volunteers to help prepare for Dorian, along with fosters for their animals. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SPCAofNortheasternNC/.