Relief Comes to the Panhandle

 Too fearful to walk, Freddie is carried by Lead Animal Caretaker, Jackie, to the transport van.

Too fearful to walk, Freddie is carried by Lead Animal Caretaker, Jackie, to the transport van.

 
 

After 16 long hours…

our team returned from the Panhandle late Saturday night. This was us just last year after Irma. And just like us, we know our Franklin County Humane Society partners would have done everything in their power to help their animals, but we are humbled to be able to lighten that burden for them as they prepare for many more animals that will need their help.

The Humane Society of Pinellas, along with the help of SPCA of Tampa Bay, was able to transport almost 50 animals back to Tampa Bay. Franklin County still is without power or running water, and yet their shelter staff must prepare for the undoubted newcomers that will arrive at their doors after the storm.

“Seeing the devastation this area suffered was heartbreaking, but being able to help these animals was uplifting. This experience changed my life and reminds me of why we do what we do.”

To alleviate this hardship, the Humane Society of Pinellas donated hundreds of dollars in supplies and is accepting more pets from Alachua in the coming weeks. Your support allows us to continue this lifesaving work and heal their wounds now that they are here.

Even for these animals brought to HSP, the storm isn’t over. They still need medical treatment and the extra, individualized attention the Humane Society of Pinellas provides to every pet.

All of these animals come to us with an amazing story, and we are proud we get to be a part of it.