Dozens of dogs and cats rescued by the North Shore Animal League America’s Emergency Response Team from shelters in North and South Carolina following Hurricane Dorian are up for adoption.
The team, which headed out on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and returned with a mobile unit of needy animals on Sunday, Sept. 8, said the trip was possible with donations from the community.
In all, the team returned with 35 felines and 19 canines rescued from shelter partners affected by the storm. They also dropped much-needed supplies to the overwhelmed shelters.
"Given the circumstances and overcrowded conditions, these animals would likely have been euthanized," the League said.
The team took shelter inland with the animals in Charlotte, North Carolina, waiting out the storm. Once passed, they began their trek home.
The animals, some who had been neglected or abused, will be seen by veterinarians, groomed, and put up for adoption.
In total, more than 50 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens were cared for by the team.
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