COATESVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Hurricane Ida is threatening the safety of animals, and local rescuers are stepping up. On Saturday, 110 cats and dogs arrived at the Chester County Airport in Coatesville.
The animals are coming in from rural shelters in Louisiana.
The animals will go to several locations of the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
“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,” Brandywine Valley SPCA CEO Adam Lamb said. “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 of the cats and dogs are available for adoption.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA waived its adoption fees for all animals at all of its locations beginning on Saturday. For more information on how to adopt, foster or donate, click here.