Chicago Animal Shelter Helps Pets Stranded By Hurricane Florence

Nancy Harty
September 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Hundreds of miles away from Tropical Storm Florence, Chicago is pitching in to help displaced animals.

Last year, the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago took in 133 pets from areas ravaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Now, they’re ready to do it again. Shelter spokeswoman Collette Bradley said they’re expexcting to receive nine cats and 12 kittens Saturday night.

“Any cats that will be here were already homeless prior to the storm hitting," she said. "So we’re not afraid that any animals coming up here will be searched for down there.”

Hurrican Florence made landfall on the East Coast Thursday before being downgraded to a tropical storm. Still, the storm is causing significant damage to areas like North Carolina, including the death of a mother and child. 

After a check up, the cats will head to foster homes and then be available for adoption. The anti-cruelty society is looking for foster homes and donations.