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The Humane Society of the United States Deploys Team in Response to Hurricane Joaquin

Animal Rescue Team assisting animals, residents in Lee County and is poised for ongoing disaster relief throughout the state


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The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team is on the ground to assist the Lee County Animal Shelter, which was impacted by heavy rain and flooding following Hurricane Joaquin. The shelter is experiencing severe flooding on the property and damage to the roof. Animals are expected to be brought to the shelter in the coming days as a result of the storm.

Today, some of the animals will be moved from Lee County to Atlanta Humane Society, where they will be available for adoption. Greenville County Animal Care will be a hub for animals before being transferred to other HSUS Emergency Placement Partners in the coming days.

Kimberly Kelly, South Carolina state director for The HSUS said: “The recent flooding has caused damage to multiple shelters throughout South Carolina. The Humane Society of the United States is assessing the needs of these shelters, and is on-hand providing water, supplies and other services while these communities recover from Hurricane Joaquin.”

Media Contact: Samantha Miller: 301-258-1466; smiller@humanesociety.org

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