MCSPCA TAKES ACTION TO ASSIST SHELTERS IN PATH OF HURRICANES HARVEY & IRMA
Eatontown, New Jersey (September 8th 2017) – The Monmouth County SPCA recently put out a plea for supplies to assist Texas shelters and rescue organizations that were hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey. The response from the community was astounding and not only was a 30ft trailer filled but a second truck was also brought on board to house and transport the excess donations. Both trucks left Thursday for locations in Houston as well as the Barrier Islands and are expected to be in Texas by late Friday night.
Aside from sending relief, The Monmouth County SPCA, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States, The ASPCA and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, will continue ongoing efforts to save as many animals as possible that were impacted by Harvey, will be or are in the looming path of Irma and also the coming Hurricane, Jose. Late Thursday night, the shelter traveled to Morristown Airport to pick up dogs and cats coming from the Houston Humane Society in Texas. Another transport arrived Friday afternoon from a South Carolina rescue in Hurricane Irma’s path plus an additional transport is scheduled for Saturday morning that will have rescued both dogs and cats from a Florida shelter. These rescue efforts began right after Hurricane Harvey with an initial transport of 70 dogs that were divided among St. Hubert’s and other rescue organizations; along with the Monmouth County SPCA who successfully found homes for the animals within days.
These transports are in addition to the animals of Monmouth County that the shelter takes in on a regular basis. “We’ll never stop our mission to rescue animals, regardless of their location, what it takes for them to get here or what it takes for us to get there; our doors are always open and we’ll always find the space,” says Ross Licitra, Executive Director and Chief of Police at the Monmouth County SPCA. The Monmouth County SPCA has an impressive length of stay for animals,that averages less than 30 days, thanks to their media reach and successful adoption program.
The animals will undergo medical and behavioral assessment and be placed up for adoption within the next few weeks. For more information on how to adopt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-542-5962.
Donations to the shelter and their continued rescue efforts can be made over the phone by calling 732-542-0040, via mail to MCSPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown NJ 07724 or by visiting www.monmouthcountyspca.org.