Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage throughout the southeastern United States. These areas are still being impacted in its wake. As rescue and recovery efforts get under way in Florida, cats are often overlooked victims in disasters like this.
Alley Cat Allies is already on the ground working with local organizations and shelters as well as providing emergency funds to make sure cats are protected. We have provided an emergency grant to the Alachua Humane Society in Gainesville, Florida, to rescue animals in harm’s way after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle. The emergency funds will be used to transport cats (and dogs) from three storm-affected shelters in Florida to safety, and provide emergency veterinary care and life-saving supplies. In total, 171 cats and 24 dogs have been rescued so far.
Additionally, Alley Cat Allies has dispatched our disaster response staff to Gainesville to deliver critical supplies and lend expertise in the wake of one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the Florida Panhandle.