In Charlotte, North Carolina, a transporter carrying animals to the safety of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue from Hurricane Florence, did not strap rescue crates properly causing several of the enclosures to fall off of the truck. The transport was on its way Thursday evening from Wilmington to Charlotte.
According to the Facebook page of the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, the crates went flying and landed on the side of the road without the transporter being aware of what happened. By nightfall, a pelican and three chickens that had fallen out of the truck were recovered. A hawk is still missing as of Friday morning.
“THESE are not our birds,” the rescue organization posted. “This was not our transporter. We are opening our shelter to evacuees and his happened on a volunteer transport from the coast. I just wanted to clarify this was not our fault and we were just here waiting to receive the birds.”
Archilles, the hawk remains missing. Anyone with information is asked to call 704.668.9486 or text 704.684.9247.
Check out the rescue’s Facebook page to see some of the many animals few others volunteered to help. Arrivals include a donkey and her baby, parrots, chickens, hawks and ducks. Volunteers are fostering many in their own homes. To help, donations would be welcome; these are just a few of the rescuers who have stepped forward to help.
Donations can be made by clicking here.
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