The North Shore Animal League of America, headquartered in Port Washington, New York, recently deployed two of its Emergency Rescue Teams to assist its shelter partners in the state of Alabama.
With the recent devastating tornados, not only have hundreds of animals been abandoned or lost, but sadly many displaced families were left no choice but to relinquish their pets. This has resulted in the local shelters being inundated with animals with nowhere to go.
North Shore Animal League America’s Rescue Team aided the Greater Birmingham Humane Society with this crisis, and is now in route to its Port Washington, New York headquarters with 25 dogs, 30 puppies and 23 kittens on its Mobile Rescue Unit. This has helped relieve the GBHS of some overcrowding and allows them to open up space for the displaced animals that continue to come into the shelter, including those who are being sought after by their owners.
The dog breeds that are scheduled to arrive at the Animal League in Port Washington, New York are mixed breed Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Chihuahuas and small Terriers.
The puppy breeds include a Chihuahua/Dachshund, Shepherd/Dachshund and a Shepherd/Corgi.
Meanwhile, a second Animal League Rescue Team is now on its way to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to assist its shelter partner, the Tuscaloosa Alabama Metro Animal Shelter.
This second Animal League Rescue Team is scheduled to arrive back in Port Washington, New York on Thursday, May 12 transporting as many animals as possible giving them hope for a new beginning.
For more information, please visit www.AnimalLeague.org