Hurricane Irma’s arrival prompts Miami area shelter to send dogs and cats to California

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Hurricane Irma,  the  most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, hit the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday with winds of up to 185 miles an hour. Heading for the Florida coast – although at this time the actual path and strength is still unknown, rescue preparations for nearly 200  dogs and cats have been finalized.

On the Facebook page for Miami’s Humane Society of Broward County, the organization announced the majority of the animals residing at the shelter will fly out on Thursday to their partner rescue, Tony LaRusso Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek. The Humane Society of Broward County has partnered with Wings of and theRescue Banks to make this rescue effort possible. 

The Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation will initially receive the animals and then transfer and disperse the animals to other well-known animal shelters and rescues in the Bay Area.

New arrivals from the Florida Keys will be taking their place. Expected are five dogs and 55 cats from the Humane Society of Key Largo – the area has been ordered to evacuate. Once the storm is over, the animals will be returned to Key Largo.

We are asking for everyone who sees this and is being directly affected by Hurricane Irma to please make a $10 donation. There are too many dogs and cats who are going to be in dire need, and we need to start saving them now. You can make a donation using the form below or via check by mailing it to the Humane Society of Broward County at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.


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  1. The poor animals Are GOING to CALIFORNIA???? I thought the state was so overwhelmed the euthanize more frequently than any other state!!! Hoping for the best for these poor unfortunate animals…. they can’t help themselves!!!


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