Leon County Humane Society receives animals evacuated from Michael

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 7:08 PM EDT
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By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News

October 16, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Humane Society received a group of puppies from Gadsden County as part of the first set of animal evacuees after Hurricane Michael.

About half of the puppies were taken in by foster homes through the Humane Society. The four puppies left Tuesday morning were cleaned and checked by a vet. A couple of foster parents stopped by Tuesday to pick up two of the puppies.

While the group of puppies is the first round of animals displaced by Michael, they won’t be the last. Lisa Glunt, the Executive Director of the Leon County Humane Society, says they will continue to work with neighboring counties to relocate animals in areas damaged by the storm.

The Humane Society is looking for foster families for any other incoming animals. They also need pet food, beds, training pads, other supplies and financial donations to care for the animals that come through their doors.

“Some of the smaller groups and some of the counties, they don’t have animal shelters or animal control,” said Glunt. “We’re really trying to reach out as well, because of course, there are still animals in need in those areas.”

The Leon County Humane Society is also taking in cats and kittens from Jackson County. They’re looking for foster homes for those animals as well.

Once the foster animals have been spayed and neutered, they will be available for adoption.