Saturday, October 8, 2016

Scenes from South Carolina: Partners Caring for Pets and their Families

Marcia Atkinson, Executive Director of the Doc Williams SPCA, sees the pet-friendly shelter that the Red Cross and partners are operating at Cane Bay High School as a pro-active way to keep animals out of the shelter and keep Lowcountry residents safe. After last year's devastating flood, more than 400 animals arrived at the animal shelter in just two days when their owners were forced to flee the rising waters. "So many residents tell us they live in mobile homes and cannot tear themselves away from their pets. If we can help people keep their pets with them, we ensure animals don't end up in shelters."

Photo/caption by Jennifer Howard/American Red Cross

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