American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced it has collaborated with Wings of Rescue to transport nearly 200 homeless animals to animal shelters and away from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, the company said.
Unowned animals are being evacuated at the request of the Hilton Head Humane Association and Beaufort County Animal Shelter in South Carolina and will be relocated to shelters in the Northeast where they will be made available for adoption.
This transport is made possible thanks to a USD 250,000 grant from The Rachael Ray Foundation, a foundation started by television host and philanthropist Rachael Ray to help animals in need and which is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael´s pet food, Nutrish. In addition to this transport, The Foundation´s gift will support other disaster relief efforts by the ASPCA.
ASPCA was the first animal welfare organization in North America and continues to serve as the nation´s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA is committed to its mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
Wings of Rescue is a donation-based charity flying large scale transports of endangered pets from overcrowded shelters and disaster areas to shelters where there is empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by the flights.