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How a Philly-area shelter is saving dogs from Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018
A van full of dogs Wags Rescue brought back from South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence.

By Staff

While dozens of Philly rescue workers are in the Carolinas to assist with Hurricane Florence relief efforts, a different local rescue crew has already made three trips. It’s Wags Rescue & Referral, a Southampton-based animal rescue that regularly brings shelter dogs and cats from the South to Pennsylvania to be fostered and adopted.

“One of the things that happens is the shelters schedule euthanasias ahead of the storm,” said Amy Myers, one of several volunteers who rushed to shelters in the evacuation zone to get ahead of the crisis. They brought back 51 dogs, including a litter of puppies that were just two days old, and nine kittens.

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