From a Seattle Humane News Release.
The shelter aims to alleviate overcrowding in animal shelters after Hurricane Michael
Seattle Humane is prepared to take in more than 50 of 200 pets traveling to Washington from animal rescue organizations in Florida following Hurricane Michael that took the lives of 33 people and left thousands of families and their pets stranded.
This effort is to relieve overcrowding and open up space and resources for pets displaced by the storm, and for those in need of temporary housing while their owners reside in evacuation shelters. Seattle Humane will not take in pets separated from their owners in the disaster.
In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, Wings of Rescue will transport shelter pets from Boeing Field on Friday, October 19, 2018, at approximately 3:45 pm where Seattle Humane staff and volunteers, along with several other local shelters, will be waiting to receive the animals. The Seattle Humane team will transport pets to our shelter in Bellevue where they will be placed for adoption.
"This is one of the largest natural disasters in our country's history and Seattle Humane is dedicated to help move animals out of the Florida area who were awaiting adoption before the storm," says Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe. "This will make the space needed for the short-term housing of strays and the immensely important task of reunification of pets with their families.”
As Seattle Humane continues to transfer in pets affected by natural disasters, please consider making a donation to help provide additional transfer services, as well as care and adoption services to these animals.