We’re saving pets displaced by Hurricane Isaac


Dogs en route to Northeast shelters in the Petfinder Foundation IFAW truck

This weekend our partners at the International Foundation for Animal Welfare (IFAW) loaded up their Petfinder Foundation-funded mobile rescue and recovery vehicle and headed down to Hancock County Humane Society in Bay St. Louis, MS, to help save pets displaced by Hurricane Isaac.

As you can see in the video below, the shelter needed some repairs made and, more urgently, needed to make room for pets stranded by the storm.

So rescuers loaded up the IFAW truck with 30 adoptable dogs who were already living at the shelter, to open up kennel space for dogs who’d been separated from their families or whose families had been forced to evacuate.

The truck is now headed northeast, where the dogs will have better chances of being adopted.

Right now the truck is en route to drop the dogs off with several adoption partners, including:

A volunteer walks a dog to the Petfinder Foundation IFAW rescue truck.

If you want to help us help pets displaced by Hurricane Isaac, donate today — best of all, if you donate through Global Giving, until October 31 Animal Planet will match your gift dollar-for-dollar!