Shelter houses 12 hurricane rescue dogs

Shelter dog that arrived at the Humane Society of Sheboygan County after Hurricane Ida. — Submitted photo

SHEBOYGAN — Over 75 animals landed in Waukesha on Tuesday, Sept. 7 that had escaped the path of Hurricane Ida. These animals were ready for adoption from shelters in the Louisiana and Mississippi areas that were in the path of the storm. They were expeditiously evacuated to make room for animals that would be sure to be coming in as strays and rescues after the storm in the affected areas, as the local shelters setup to become emergency facilities. After escaping one storm, they landed in Wisconsin safely only to arrive in a much smaller one as countless volunteers and shelter staff worked to unload the plane full of our beloved furry friends.

Shelter animals from Louisiana and Mississippi arrive by plane in the area after Hurricane Ida. –submitted photo

The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha arranged this evacuation transport with the Wings of Rescue flight, a group that serves animals from shelters that were in hard-hit areas of the storm’s path. After the flight landed around noon, workers and volunteers immediately began unloading animals and transporting them over to the HAWS facility for shelter during the overhead storm. Animals were divided between HAWS, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County (HSSC) and other local shelters. The 12 dogs for HSCC were let out for a brief walk to stretch their legs and get some fresh air before heading to the facility.

Since 1964, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County has been dedicated to its mission: prevent cruelty to animals, relieve suffering among animals, and extend humane education. HSSC provides assistance to shelters and pets in need all across the country by saving animals one “furever home” at a time. The rescued pets are receiving all necessary wellness checks and any medical treatment as needed while they reside in HSSC’s care. All of the pets from this transport are now available for adoption. For more information:

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