October 14, 2015

ASPCA Assists in Emergency Rescue and Sheltering of Animals Affected by Historic Floods in South Carolina

ASPCA Assists in Emergency Rescue and Sheltering of Animals Affected by Historic Floods in South Carolina

In the wake of severe flooding in Georgetown County, South Carolina, members of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), including the ASPCA, are assisting Georgetown County Emergency Management with emergency sheltering as well as conducting water rescues for animals in the area. Additionally, the organization has established a distribution center to provide pet supplies to pet owners throughout the community.

“The ASPCA is pleased to be able to offer support through the coalition as this community recovers from the devastating floods,” said Dr. Dick Green, ASPCA Senior Director of Disaster Response and former NARSC chair. “For many people, pets are part of the family. Our goal is to provide critical resources to rescue and care for animals displaced by the disaster, so that pet owners are able to focus on rebuilding their lives until they can be reunited with their animals.”

The Georgetown County Emergency Management called in NARSC to provide relief to local agencies, including Saint Frances Animal Center and All 4 Paws, who have been working at capacity to care for a large number of animals displaced during the storm. Residents who need assistance with emergency sheltering for their pets are encouraged to contact the Emergency Operation Center at (843) 545-3273.

NARSC member organizations AHA (American Humane Association), Code 3 Associates, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), PetSmart Charities, Inc. and RedRover are also assisting in this operation.

With your support, we’ll continue to respond where animals need us most. Please consider making a donation to the ASPCA today to help with our ongoing operations in South Carolina, and rescue efforts nationwide.