A 4-month-old Siberian husky is found -- along with nearly 400 other maltreated animals -- during an animal seizure at a private residence in Denver, N.C. His paws are swollen so badly from an untreated virus he can barely stand or walk.
Nearly 850 miles away, at an emergency animal shelter in Shreveport, La., several motherless puppies fight for their lives during the Hurricane Gustav evacuation.
Meanwhile, Gulf Coast residents nervously watch weather reports tracking Hurricane Ike, an extremely dangerous storm that has already taken scores of lives in Haiti. Many people anticipate evacuating along with their beloved pets, hoping that emergency shelters will be equipped to take them all.
American Humane’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ unit -- along with local, county and state agencies participating in the seizure -- was there for the Siberian husky, helping nurse him back to health. He and the hundreds of other neglected animals involved are now safe, awaiting placement into new, loving homes.
A second team of American Humane responders was there for the puppies in Shreveport, lovingly bottle-feeding them during the Gustav evacuation. The puppies were among approximately 1,100 pets that we and several other animal welfare organizations successfully sheltered, cared for and then reunited with their owners after the storm had run its course.
And, with assistance from caring donors like you, we will be there when animals and their families need us again -- even if it’s as soon as this week.
Donate now to help animals during what could become one of the worst hurricane seasons on record.
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