Weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc as it swept up the Atlantic coastline. Today, nearly 100 animals who were displaced in the devastating storm are still waiting for their owners to find them, and bring them home.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has issued a plea for those who lost their pets during the storm to visit the Robeson County Animal Control, in Saint Pauls, North Carolina, where dozens of displaced pets are being cared for.
Since mid-October, the Facebook page for the animal shelter has requested that owners contact them if they recognize one of the many dogs who are in an online album – the shelter request reads:
These are dogs that have been taken in due to Hurricane Matthew. If you recognize your dog, please call our shelter at (910)865-2200 to schedule a time to pick them up.
Though 82 pets have been reunited with their owners, 95 are still being held at the shelter, waiting to be found. The ASPCA has highlighted
According to the ASPCA:
- There are a little over a dozen cats at the temporary shelter.
- The ASPCA has assisted more than 300 animals in N.C. via water rescue and sheltering
- Over the full course of the hurricane, the ASPCA has assisted more than 1,200 animals through pre-evacuation, field rescue, transport and sheltering needs in Georgia and the Carolinas.
View the album of “Dogs from Hurricane Matthew” at this link to the Robeson County Animal Shelter.
Note-the shelter has requested that individuals bring proof of ownership when visiting the facility. The shelter is located at 255 Landfill Road in Saint Pauls, NC. *All dogs from Hurricane Matthew have not yet been photographed*
(Photos/ASPCA and Robeson County Animal Shelter)