ASPCA Mobilizes to Provide Critical Support for Cats and Dogs Impacted by Devastating Tornadoes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.And December 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/- At the urgent request of the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) mobilizes disaster response teams to provide critical support to animals affected by the devastating hurricanes that swept the Southeast and Midwest late last week. The ASPCA will help evacuate homeless cats and dogs from KentuckyExisting shelters to provide space and resources for the care of displaced pets in affected communities.

The ASPCA will move dozens of homeless dogs to an emergency shelter operated out of affected communities where they will receive care from ASPCA staff so they can be placed with partner shelters to be available for adoption. In addition, the ASPCA sponsors a trip of more than 100 cats and kittens Kentucky Shelters for animal welfare organizations in Massachusetts, including Second Chance Animal Shelter and Massachusetts SPCA, and to facilitate transportation of shelter animals to East Coast-based Brandywine Valley SPCA. These cats and dogs were all inside Kentucky Animal shelters before hurricanes hit.

“The ASPCA’s priority is to provide local agencies — including the Kentucky Humane Society — with the critical support and resources they need to help animals and pet owners during this challenging time,” He said Susan AndersonDirector of Disaster Response for the ASPCA National Field Response Team. “In emergencies like this, evacuations are often not an option, which makes the impact of these unprecedented and deadly hurricanes even more devastating.”

depends on LouisvilleKentucky Animal Welfare Association Kentucky The state’s largest animal adoption agency providing critical support to under-resourced animal shelters for more than 35 years. Kentucky counties, including Mayfieldwho destroyed it December 11 Tornadoes.

“For the past three years, we have worked closely with our friends at Mayfield– Graves County Animal Shelter, provides nearly 1,000 low-cost surgeries/neuters to local pets and has transferred more than 1,600 shelter animals to KHS for approval. We are saddened to see this community that we love and know so well shattered by these storms,” said Kat Rocks, director of KHS Kentucky Initiatives.

ASPCA continues to communicate with her KentuckyEmergency management agencies based on animal welfare organizations stand ready to provide additional support upon request.

Earlier this year, the ASPCA announced the results of a nationally representative survey in which 83 percent of current pet owners report that they live in a community facing natural disasters. The ASPCA is deployed across the country to assist with transportation, search and rescue, shelter and reunification efforts during disaster situations including wildfires, hurricanes, and floods. The ASPCA is also working with legislators to increase access to shared shelter opportunities, a housing approach that keeps people and pets together when they are displaced by natural or man-made disasters.

About ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization in North America He continues his role as the nation’s leading voice for animals. With over two million strong supporters, the ASPCA is committed to its mission of providing effective means to prevent cruelty to animals around the world. United State. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in cruelty control, community outreach, and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow ASPCA on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

About the Kentucky Humane Society
located in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is Kentucky Largest animal adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. Thanks to a three-year grant from the Arnall Family Foundation, in 2019 KHS launched its Love 120 pilot project, with the goal of positively affecting companion animals in all 120 Kentucky counties. Through Love 120, KHS provides targeted spay/neuter surgeries, mentoring to local shelters and pet adoptions to help reduce pet suffering in rural areas. Kentucky Societies. MayfieldGraves County Animal Shelter is one of three primary communities that have received extensive support from KHS since the program launched in 2019. Learn more about KHS at and follow KHS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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