The Richmond SPCA is responding to a plea for help from the Humane Society of the United States, who is working with shelters throughout the Tidewater region to coordinate transports of homeless animals out of that region and into areas less likely to be seriously impacted by Hurricane Florence.
Today, the Richmond SPCA will take into its humane center 16 cats from Chesapeake Animal Services. Arrival is expected between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
By taking into its care cats from Chesapeake Animal Services, the Richmond SPCA is helping the government shelter create space for pets who may become displaced during the impending storm.
This is the second time in 12 months the Richmond SPCA has provided assistance to shelters during natural disasters. In September 2017, the Richmond SPCA worked with Best Friends Animal Society to evacuate 30 cats from states affected by Hurricanes Irma and Irene.