Hurricane Dorian: Updates

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, 83 dogs and 75 cats to be flown from the

Bahamas Humane Society to Florida shelters to make room for displaced animals.


Who: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Humane Society of Broward County, Humane Society of Greater Miami, Cat Depot, Humane Society of Naples, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, Nate's Honor Animal Rescue, Humane Society of North Central Florida, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, SPCA of Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Vero Beach, Flagler Humane Society and SPCA Florida have been working side by side as the lead Florida agencies for Dorian rescue efforts before during and after the storm.

What: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, in conjunction with IFAW, and Wings of Rescue, is coordinating a rescue flight for the transport of dogs and cats at the Bahamas Humane Society so that they can help save more animals left homeless by Hurricane Dorian.

Where:  Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Shelters Receiving Animals:

  • Humane Society of Naples
  • Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
  • Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County
  • Nate's Honor Animal Rescue
  • Cat Depot
  • Humane Society of Broward County
  • Humane Society of Greater Miami
  • Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League


Shelters assisting with transport:

Humane Society of Tampa Bay, SPCA of Tampa Bay, Flagler Humane Society and SPCA of Florida               

When:  Monday


Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is ready to assist the impacted Bahamian animal shelters and communities as part of a statewide collaborative and coordinated effort of the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations ( and shelters around the State of Florida.

Peggy Adams will be sharing updates on its website and Facebook page (@PeggyAdamsARL) as information is received. 

BAARK (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness), The Bahamas Humane Society, The Veterinary Medical Association of the Bahamas and The Ministry of Agriculture, as the lead agencies in the Bahamas, are working alongside Peggy Adams with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).  IFAW is an international organization that has the expertise to help navigate the days, weeks and months ahead. 

With the continued support of our local community, Peggy Adams will be able to help save these animals from the Bahamas and more lost, abandoned and injured animals here in Palm Beach County.


“Our hearts and prayers are with the people of the Bahamas and we are working to help in any way we can, including providing supplies and providing care, shelter and new homes for displaced dogs and cats,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “I know our local community will fully support this effort to save lives.”


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How to Help

Please note that the Government of the Bahamas is discouraging all self-deployed rescue and relief services for both people and pets.  At this time, if you would like to donate to relief efforts, we recommend monetary donations to one of the following Bahamian organizations: 

In order to make room for lost and abandoned animals here in Palm Beach County and for animals displaced from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, Peggy Adams is waiving all adoption fees now through Sunday, September 8th. Please share this information so our shelter is able to save more lives. *A rabies tag fee applies to all Palm Beach County residents. 

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