Hurricane Florence: we’re already saving lives

As I’m sure you know by now, Hurricane Florence is quickly approaching and is threatening to hit the Carolina coast with a Category 4 force in a few days — an event that will displace whole communities of people, destroy property, cause unthinkable amounts of environmental devastation due to the flooding of polluted lagoons at North Carolina’s many factory farms of pigs and chickens, and put hundreds of thousands of animals’ lives at risk. Sadly, no matter how prepared we are, many lives will be lost.

Here at Brother Wolf, we’re preparing for the storm in several ways.

First, our Rapid Response team has been working hard to transport adoptable animals out of harm’s way from shelters in Horry and Fairfield counties in South Carolina (right at right.)

Here at home, we’re keeping an eye on weather predictions and preparing for a number of potential challenges such as flooding and loss of power at our Adoption Center in Asheville and our Sanctuary in Leicester. As a strictly precautionary measure, we’ve begun moving as many animals as we can out of our Adoption Center and into foster homes. If you can help by offering a temporary foster for a dog or cat in need, please please click here.

Thanks to a sponsorship from our friends at Fox Dental Associates, through Saturday we will also be waiving the adoption fees of dogs over 6 months old, cats, kittens, and small animals currently residing at our Adoption Center at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville. If you’re looking to add a new animal to your family, now’s the time!

Getting animals into foster and forever homes will free up space in our Adoption Center in case we need to rescue any injured or at-risk animals from the storm.

Last but not least, our Field Operations Manager, Eric, is preparing to deploy to the North Carolina coast to assess the needs of affected communities and to see how we can best help after Florence blows through.

The work we’re doing to save animals affected by Hurricane Florence is critical — and also very expensive. Please consider making a donation today to help us save lives across the southeast. If you’re able, please make your donation a recurring one to help us stay best prepared to help animals year-round.

For the animals,

Denise Bitz
President and Founder