The Brandywine Valley SPCA stepped up ahead of Hurricane Ida to protect animals in the path of a deadly tropical storm, according to a report from CBS Philly.
On Saturday, the local rescue welcomed 110 cats and dogs at Chester County Airport as they arrived from rural shelters in Louisiana. The storm is working its way to the Northeast, and people are preparing for the onslaught.
Staff members then transported them to several SPCA locations.
“We’re in a unique position to have a substantial rescue impact before and after Hurricane Ida because we have staff working in Louisiana right now,” said the organization’s CEO, Adam Lamb. “We’re combining that with our close working relationships with national groups like Wings of Rescue, Petco Love, and the ASPCA to help as many animals as we can before the storm and likely after.”
All the animals that were flown in over the weekend are available for adoption. Their rescuers have waived the adoption fees for cats and dogs at all its locations through Sept. 5.
Read more about the Brandywine Valley SPCA at CBS Philly.
Hear from Chip Fitz, Director, about the partnership with the Brandywine Valley SPCA and how BVSPCA Invests in a rural Louisiana shelter, see how in this video below.