NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk SPCA is trying to find new homes for 34 pets from South Carolina that are now in Hampton Roads. They were evacuated from Hurricane Dorian's projected path.
“They are really resilient. Not only have they found their way to a shelter from being abandoned or unwanted," Kimberly Sherlaw, the Executive Director of the Norfolk SPCA, explained, "now they actually have to figure out how they’re going to survive the storm."
Sherlaw said the pets come from the Beaufort County Animal Services in South Carolina. The shelter reached out to the Norfolk SPCA for help and brought the animals by van.
As a result, the Norfolk SPCA is almost at its maximum capacity of 150 animals-- just four animals away.
"We can take another group; we just need to make sure we’re monitoring that," Sherlaw said, "but we can take an additional smaller group.”
The shelter can start taking in more animals depending on the number of animals that get adopted. It hopes to have all 34 animals adopted by the end of the month.
She added the pets are 90% "ready to go," meaning they have been medically evaluated, received vaccinations and are spayed and neutered.
If you would like to see the list of animals looking for a home, you can visit the Norfolk SPCA website. Sherlaw recommended anyone interested come to the shelter in person to meet the animals as well as get your questions answered from staff and volunteers.
The Norfolk SPCA is located at 916 Ballentine Blvd.