While Southern states brace for the impact of Hurricane Ian, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF), a pet rescue organization, has been preparing their Rescue Care Center for an emergency intake. In partnership with BISSELL Pet Foundation, LDCRF has committed to taking in 60 dogs and cats from southern partners to allow for the critical sheltering of homeless pets from the storm.
It takes a village. BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization, is facilitating the evacuation from two Florida shelters, Citrus County Animal Services and Suncoast Humane Society. The rescued pets are being sheltered at Greater Birmingham Humane Society before being transported by Charleston Animal Society to partner facilities including the LDCRF Rescue Care Center.
The Rescue Care Center, located in Falls Church, Va., was built as a dedicated resource to provide extra capacity in the face of pressing challenges like Hurricane Ian. Volunteers are quickly mobilizing to ensure that the necessary supplies and care are ready for the pets’ arrival. There are multiple ways for people to be involved including fostering, adopting, shopping various wishlists, and volunteering at the Rescue Care Center.
The unconditional care given by foster families and the generosity of the dedicated LDCRF volunteer, alumni, and donor community make good health and forever homes possible for rescued pets. LDCRF does everything in its power to help homeless pets find their way into loving homes through rescue and adoption.