Tuesday, September 12, 2017




Dogs in path of Irma rescued by Pets Alive

Cosmo happy to have a temporary new home

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Pets Alive, which rescued 20 dogs from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, has now taken in six dogs from South Carolina that were in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Agency spokeswoman Mary Ann Bopp expects additional rescues as the water recedes.

“This is kind of the beginning of what we anticipate to be a very large rescue effort as soon as the storm subsides across the state,” Bopp said. “There are other shelters and rescue groups out there that do the on the ground work and we partner with them to become the recipient of the animals.”

All the pooches the agency has rescued from both Texas and Florida were in kennels and were not family pets. Bopp said.

Also rescuing dogs in the Mid-Hudson have been the Humane Society of Walden, the Hudson Valley SPCA and Sara Luna rescue in Pine Bush.

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