Caring for 100+ dogs impacted by tornadoes

The American Humane Rescue team is on the ground in Georgia caring for animals impacted by multiple tornadoes and thunderstorms.

The devastating impact on people and animals is truly heartbreaking.

Only through your generous support can we be there for these poor animals at such a critical time. Please rush an urgent donation that will allow us to continue this work in times of natural disasters and support all our lifesaving programs.

February 4

We are entering the second week of our urgent rescue deployment in Georgia. During this time, our teams have assisted local partners and Spalding County Animal Care and Control following the devastating tornadoes and thunderstorms that impacted thousands of people and their beloved pets.

Right now, over a hundred animals are in our care at the temporary emergency shelter. Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that animals like Rusty, Stella, Daisy and Buddy receive the love and support they deserve.

February 1

Here’s the heartwarming moment when this cute little pup named “Daisey Mae” was reunited with her owner after 18 days apart.

Daisey Mae’s owner was seriously injured and lost everything in the January 12th tornadoes that caused severe devastation in Georgia. While her owner was in the hospital, Daisey Mae was in American Humane’s loving care at a temporary emergency shelter.

Nothing brings more joy to our hearts than seeing the animals we care for day-in and day-out jump around with happiness upon reuniting with their loved ones after being apart for so long.

And for the ones that come in as strays to our shelter, like the seven puppies seen below, we ensure that they receive love and comfort (and lots of treats!) while also getting veterinary care before they are transferred to a shelter where they can be adopted into their forever homes.

Our rescue team will remain on the ground assisting local partners and Spalding County Animal Care and Control to ensure any rescued, displaced, or suffering animals are getting the much-needed help they need.

January 27

Following the multiple tornadoes and thunderstorms that affected the Southeastern U.S., American Humane’s team of first responders and our 50-foot rescue truck deployed to Spalding County, Georgia.

Our team is currently assisting with sheltering operations for lost and displaced pets impacted by the devastation.

With 151 animals in our care, some requiring urgent medical intervention, we rely on the generosity of animal lovers like you to continue our work in times of crisis.

January 25

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has deployed to Georgia to help animals in need after multiple tornadoes displaced thousands of residents and their pets. American Humane’s Rescue Team, and the organization’s 50-foot rescue truck, traveled to Spalding County on Wednesday as part of a coordinated effort with the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC).

Working on the ground alongside Spalding County Animal Care and Control, and coordinating with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Atlanta Humane, American Humane is assisting in the recovery by helping maintain a temporary emergency shelter for rescued animals. The team is also working with local authorities and other highly trained organizations in the area to rescue animals and provide relief to locals impacted by the disaster.

“American Humane always stands ready to help animals and people during trying times, and our Rescue Team is working tirelessly to save at-risk animals impacted by these devastating tornadoes,” said American Humane President and CEO, Dr. Robin Ganzert. “Our animal first responders will help reunite people with their lost pets at a time when they need each other most. It is our duty to protect the animals with whom we share the world, and American Humane will do everything in our power to provide hope and healing to this resilient community.”

American Humane carefully monitors developing disaster situations, and works with local jurisdictions for requests for assistance, before deploying resources, including highly trained staff, volunteers, and supplies, in the most effective and efficient way possible. Providing care for stranded, injured, and lost animals in the wake of a natural disaster requires around-the-clock attention to the physical and mental well-being of each individual animal.