Local Animal Shelter Rescues Cats from Florida in Light of Hurricane Dorian

Local Animal Shelter Rescues Cats from Florida in Light of Hurricane Dorian


3 AS THE EAST COAST PREPARES FOR DANGEROUS WINDS AND FLOODING… FLORIDA IS EVACUATING ITS ANIMAL SHELTERS. ROANOKE IS STEPPING UP TO HELP… AS SEVERAL OF THESE ANIMALS ARE NOW BEING RELOCATED TO LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS. 3 W-F-X-R’S BREANA ALBIZU IS LIVE IN ROANOKE… BREANA GOOD MORNING.I UNDERSTAND SOME OF THOSE ANIMALS ARE AT THE ANGELS OF ASSISI. 3 GOOD MORNING…AND THAT’S WHERE I AM THIS MORNING. I EVEN SPOKE WITH THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR YESTERDAY AND SHE TELLS ME THEY’RE LOOKING TO SHELTER EVEN MORE ANIMALS AS THE DAYS GO ON, HOPING TO HELP AS MANY AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN. NOW THE ORGANIZATION IS ONE OF MANY LOCAL SHELTERS THAT ARE OPENING UP THEIR DOORS FOR ANIMALS IN AREAS THAT ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN. ON SATURDAY EVENING, THEY RECEIVED CLOSE TO 30 KITTENS AND CATS FROM CLAY COUNTY, WHICH IS AROUND THE JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA AREA. THESE ANIMALS WERE ORGINALLY IN SHELTERS BEFORE THEY WERE RELOCATED TO ROANOKE, THIS WAY SHELTERS IN FLORIDA CAN MAKE MORE ROOM FOR DISPLACED ANIMALS THEY FIND DURING AND AFTER THE POWERFUL STORM. THE ANIMALS WERE TRANPORTED BY A PLANE TO LYNCHBURG, WHERE THE ANGELS OF ASSISI TEAM DROVE OUT AND PICKED THEM UP ALONG WITH OTHER SHELTERS LIKE THE LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY. THE ANIMALS WERE PROVIDED TO THEM BY THE BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY, WHICH DOES OUTREACH NATIONWIDE TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE ANIMALS STAY SAFE FROM THE STORM AND FIND GOOD HOMES. I SPOKE WITH EVA BERTON, THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR FOR ANGELS OF ASSISI, ABOUT WHAT STATE THE CATS WERE IN AS THEY ARRIVED TO THE SHELTER. I SPOKE WITH EVA BERTON, THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR FOR ANGELS OF ASSISI, ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE HELPED OUT WITH OTHER PET EVACUATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS. I SPOKE WITH EVA BERTON, THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR FOR ANGELS OF ASSISI, ABOUT HOW FAMILIES CAN MAKE A PLAN FOR THEIR PETS WHEN A NATURAL DISASTER IS ABOUT TO STRIKE. 3 TRANSITION PERIOD, COMING TO A DIFFERENT SHELTER, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE TRANSPORTATION AND EVERYTHING IN THE PROCESS. SO IT DOES TAKE THEM A LITTLE WHILE TO SETTLE IN, BUT WE DO THE BEST WE CAN BY GIVING THEM TREATS AND GIVING THEM LOTS OF TOYS TO PLAY WITH AND JUST MAKING SURE THAT IT’S AN EASY TRANSITION FOR THEM.”NOW ALL THE CATS THEY HAVE GOTTEN FROM FLORIDA ARE ALL ADOPTABLE AFTER THEY’VE HAD THEIR EXAMINATIONS AND RECEIVED PROPER CARE, BUT THEY TYPICALLY GO FAST, ESPECIALLY THE KITTENS. AS THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS GO ON, THEY ARE LOOKING TO TAKE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF ANIMALS. IN THE PAST, THEY’VE TAKEN GUINEA PIGS, FERRETS, AND RABBITS. THEY ALSO HAVE A FARM SANCTUARY IN BOTETOURT COUNTY WHERE THEY SHELTER FARM ANIMALS LIKE HORSES, GOATS, COWS, AND PIGS. SO THEY ALSO ARE PREPARED TO TAKE IN ANY FARM ANIMALS IF NEED BE. YOU CAN NOT ONLY HELP THE SHELTER BY ADOPTING, BUT ALSO BY DONATIONS. A LIST OF WHAT THEY NEED CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE AT ANGELSOFASSISI.ORG 3 STAY TUNED BECAUSE IN THE NEXT HOUR YOU’LL HEAR FROM EVA AGAIN ABOUT…LIVE AND LOCAL, IN ROANOKE, BREANA ALBIZU, WFXR NEWS. 3 BREANA THANK YOU… 3 LYNCHBURG’S HUMANE SOCIETY IS

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