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Windsor/Essex Humane Society Partners With Bissell Pet Foundation To Take In Dogs Affected By Hurricane Ian

Thursday October 6th, 2022, 7:55pm

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The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has partnered with Bissell Pet Foundation to help pets affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida.

A Bissell Pet Foundation flight with more than 120 homeless Florida dogs and cats departed on October 5th and stopped in Virginia, New York, and Ohio to transport animals to receiving organizations. Seven of these dogs came to the Windsor/Essex Humane Society.

Animals on the flight were already in shelters before the storms. Dogs and cats entering shelters after the hurricane hit will stay in their communities to hopefully reunite them with their families.

But moving other animals out of the area frees shelter capacity to help the urgent animals coming in.

“Shelters are full across the country, but we are grateful for the organizations making room for Florida shelter pets during this difficult time,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “The BISSELL Pet Foundation team is honoured to have the support of these shelters and rescues as they take in pets on this transport. Together, we are providing much-needed relief for the shelters throughout in the impacted areas.”

Because of their unknown history and the distance they are coming, the dogs will spend two weeks in volunteer foster homes before they start to go up for adoption.

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