Pets brought to Animal Friends in preparation for Hurricane Dorian

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 4:11 PM

In preparation for Hurricane Dorian’s arrival in South Carolina, Animal Friends and Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) are working together to open up space at Charleston Animal Society in order to accommodate pets who are displaced by the storm, according to a news release from the Ohio Township facility.

Eleven dogs, four cats and two rabbits were transported by PAART for admission to Animal Friends on Sunday. While Animal Friends’ regular service area covers parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, they also provide support to shelters and rescue organizations outside of these areas during natural disasters or other emergency situations.

By emptying the kennels of Charleston Animal Society ahead of Hurricane Dorian, PAART and Animal Friends are enabling the local shelter to reunite displaced pets with their families.

The new arrivals at Animal Friends should start to become available for adoption sometime in the next few days. They must be medically examined, behaviorally evaluated and spayed/neutered before they are ready for adoption.

Animal Friends did not respond to requests for more information.

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