Dogs, cats up for adoption to make way for pets from hurricane

The Humane Society in Charlotte is scrambling to find homes for its current dogs and cats in order to make room for animals evacuated from the coast during Hurricane Florence.

Bella is a shelter dog from the Humane Society in Charlotte.

Ruth Ostrum had her eye on Bella when she came to adopt a dog Saturday at Dogtopia on Springbrook Road in Charlotte.

“I think she would be the perfect dog for my situation,” said Ostrum.

The Humane Society is rushing to adopt out as many dogs and cats as possible over the next couple of days to make room for about 100 animals evacuated from the coast to Charlotte during Hurricane Florence.

“They did not have families as is. They were in shelters kind of towards the coastal area, so it was so important to get them out of those shelters, bring them to a safe shelter away from the flooding,” said Chloe Dunn with the Humane Society.

Soon those animals from the coast will be ready for adoption in Charlotte too.

“Pets are a large part of your family and so having them in a safe, healthy, happy environment is just as important as having a person in that same environment,” said Dunn.

Now, Bella has a new home with Ostrum, who’s most looking forward to having a new friend.

The following places will be open on Sunday, September 23 from 1-5 p.m. for dog adoptions:
Pet Palace- 2320 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte
Dogtopia- 616 Springbrook Rd, Charlotte

The following place will be open on Sunday, September 23 from 1-5 p.m. for cat adoptions:
The Humane Society of Charlotte- 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte