Chicago Shelter Takes Cats, Dogs From Dorian Impact Zone

Rob Hart
September 05, 2019 - 5:39 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Rob Hart

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago is now home to dozens of four-legged evacuees of from Hurricane Dorian.

The Anti-Cruelty Society took in 89 homeless dogs and cats that were in shelters near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

"They were homeless down in South Carolina and now they're up here. This makes room for animals in the shelters or in the area of South Carolina to have a place to go after the storm hits," Colette Bradley, Marketing Manager for the Anti-Cruelty Society, said Thursday.

Some of the animals are at the Anti-Cruelty Society shelter at Grand and LaSalle. The rest are with foster homes.

Sometimes the foster home becomes the forever home, Bradley said.

"We call them 'foster fails,' which sounds like a bad thing but it's a good thing," she said.

The Anti-Cruelty Society has taken in animals from hurricane zones in previous years.

If you want more information on adoption, visit anticruelty.org.