As Hurricane Joaquin poured rain down on the Southeastern United States this past week, South Carolina experienced catastrophic flooding. Thankfully, there must be a lot of dog lovers in this state because the stories of good samaritans stepping up to help have started to emerge.
The Dorchester/Frances R. Willis SPCA in Summerville became overwhelmed with water and put out an emergency call for fosters and volunteers to come help get their 75 dogs out. Almost immediately, people from all over got in their cars, braved the rain, and came to their rescue.
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These good samaritans had to park down the road at a gas station and then walk to the SPCA, but all 75 dogs were either placed in emergency homes or taken to Pet Mahal, and are all safe and sound. The cats were able to be moved to a different part of the facility not affected by the flooding. The SPCA thanks everyone in the community that helped, but will still be struggling to repair the shelter afterwards. They have set up a GoFundMe page here: FRW SPCA Flood Repair.
Other kind souls have taken to the Lost & Found Pets of South Carolina Facebook page to help reunite owners and pets. Dozens of posts have gone up in the past few days of both missing and found animals. What’s most amazing is how people are fostering and providing shelter until the rightful owner can be found. The little guy above was found floating on debris.
Several reunions have already happened as a result of the page. Thank you dog lovers in South Carolina for being there when you’re needed most!