Hurricane Dorian: Updates

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Bahama Shelter Dogs Rescued by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

are Ready to Find Their Forever Homes

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (October 17, 2019) Just over a month ago, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, in conjunction with IFAW, GreaterGood.org, and Wings of Rescue, coordinated a rescue flight for the transport of 158 dogs and cats at the Bahamas Humane Society so that they can help save more animals left homeless by Hurricane Dorian. Peggy Adams took in 24 dogs from that rescue flight and are now ready to find their forever loving homes.

Several of the dogs rescued from the Bahamas arrived with diseases that are common in the islands – heartworm and tick-borne diseases (Ehrlichia and Anaplasma).  Some of the dogs also tested positive for intestinal parasites such as hookworms. However, all the dogs have been treated by the doctors at Peggy Adams with 30 days of antibiotics (doxycycline) for tick-borne diseases. (With tick-borne diseases, even with treatment, some dogs may test positive throughout their lives and never have symptoms.)

The dogs that were heartworm positive are now under treatment and follow up procedures will be scheduled for the dogs. Peggy Adams will cover the costs of these treatments.

Dogs with intestinal parasites received the prescribed five days of medicine, as well as a follow-up regimen two weeks later.

Most of the dogs are still quite thin, so the medical team at Peggy Adams will suggest a multivitamin. With some regular feeding and a new loving home, these dogs will quickly put on additional weight.

As with all pet adopters, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recommends that those who adopt a pet from the Bahamas schedule a follow-up appointment with their regular veterinarian.

“All of us at Peggy Adams are happy that we could rescue these animals and provide them with essential medical treatment needed for them to be placed in a caring, loving, forever home they each deserve,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. 

For more information about these dogs, please visit PeggyAdams.org or call 561.686.3663. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is located at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach and the adoption center is open daily from 11am-6pm. Peggy Adams will be closed for staff development on Tuesday, October 29th.

 

 



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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, GreaterGood.org 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 (FAAWO.org) and shelters around the State of Florida.

Peggy Adams will be sharing updates on its website PeggyAdams.org 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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