Wings of Rescue and ASPCA Evacuate More than 100 Shelter Animals in the Path of Hurricane Delta

October 8, 2020

ASPCA Responder loading a rescued dog on a WOR plane

Photo from previous ASPCA evacuation.

We’re collaborating with Wings of Rescue to transport nearly 130 homeless dogs at risk of being impacted by Hurricane Delta to animal shelters outside of the storm’s path. The animals are being evacuated at the request of multiple shelters in Mobile, Alabama, and throughout Louisiana and will be relocated to shelters in Massachusetts, Michigan and Wisconsin where they will be made available for adoption.

a dog being carried to a plane

Hurricane Delta, a Category 2 storm, slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula this morning and is expected to make landfall in the Gulf Coast on Friday. By relocating animals from areas threatened by emergency situations such as this, not only are homeless animals brought to safety, but much-needed space and resources are made available for displaced pets in impacted communities.

a rescued dog being loaded on a plane

“The ASPCA is grateful to be in a position where we can sponsor this lifesaving flight and assist at-risk shelter animals in need,” said Karen Walsh, Senior Director of ASPCA Animal Relocation. “We commend the animal shelters in the path of Hurricane Delta for prioritizing the safety of the dogs in their care, and we thank Wings of Rescue and all the shelters accepting these animals for working quickly to ensure they have the greatest chance of finding loving homes.”

dogs being readied to be loaded on a transport plane

This transport is part of a continued collaboration between the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue to move more than 400 homeless animals impacted by this year’s active hurricane season to shelters across the country. 

“Wings of Rescue would like to thank the Louisiana and Alabama shelter workers–many of whom had their own personal lives impacted by an already devastating hurricane season and are now preparing for a second storm–for banding together to care for and save these highly deserving animals. We’re thankful these shelters are able to team up with Wings of Rescue and the ASPCA to fly homeless animals to safety,” said Ric Browde, Wings of Rescue President & CEO.