WATCH: PETA’s Team Saved These Animals From Hurricane Florence Floods

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Last updated on September 24, 2018, at 2:37 p.m. ET

Here’s the big picture:

  • PETA’s Emergency Rescue Team has returned home to Norfolk, Virginia, but our work isn’t over yet.
  • Our Community Animal Project fieldworkers are still checking in with residents of Virginia and North Carolina, helping animals in need whenever possible.
  • Before and after Hurricane Florence hit, our Emergency Rescue Team operated a phone bank and then went door to door, dealing with feces-contaminated water that was up to stoops and inside houses, doing whatever they could to help animals.
  • In the days leading up to the hurricane, PETA staff members from around the country took to the phones, calling residents in affected areas and urging them to take animals with them and not leave them chained or crated in flood zones.
  • We pushed and prodded local and national media outlets to remind viewers and listeners that animals should never be left tied up or confined to crates, pens, or hutches, as they could drown if trapped and unable to flee rising waters.
  • Click here to learn more about protecting animals in a hurricane.

Updates:

Posted on September 24, 2018, at 2:37 p.m. ET:

The photos and videos below show just some of the animals whose lives were saved by our Emergency Rescue Team. Click here to support this vital work.

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No one will be left behind—not on our watch, at least. Claire—a goat rescued by PETA in anticipation of Hurricane Florence—spent Tuesday night at our Norfolk, Virginia, office prior to the mandatory evacuation order. Thanks to our Emergency Rescue Team, this sweet girl is now safe in her new Connecticut home.

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The PETA Rescue Team has ample supplies and is in place in staging areas in North Carolina, going door to door to warn people not to leave dogs chained up or in crates.

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What You Can Do

PETA’s Animal Emergency Fund helps us respond quickly when hurricanes and other disasters put animals’ lives in danger.

Please click the button below to support our rescue team’s critical work for animals by making a special gift right now:

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