Broward animal shelter rescues pets affected by Michael

Part of Alabama animal shelter was destroyed by hurricane

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Alex Finnie - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Humane Society of Broward County took in dozens of animals from after Hurricane Michael damaged an animal shelter in Alabama.

Cherie Wachter, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society of Broward County, said staff members traveled to Dothan on Sunday to retrieve roughly 40 dogs and 20 cats.

Hurricane Michael caused serious damage at Dothan Animal Services. One of their buildings was destroyed, forcing staff members to temporarily house the affected animals in crates. The animals arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Monday and are available for adoption.

The Humane Society team also delivered much-needed supplies to Dothan Animal Services. The Humane Society is accepting donations at its shelter at 2070 Griffin Road.

Top items needed

  • Cases of water, bottles or gallons
  • C & D batteries, 24 pack or larger
  • Cases of canned pet food, bagged food goes bad quickly with no AC
  • Large size garbage bags
  • Portable phone chargers

 New or gently used items

  • Extension cords and power strips
  • Tarps
  • Flashlights and lanterns, battery or solar powered
  • Fan, battery or solar powered
  • Generator (please call for details 954-266-6874)

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