SPCA reunites animals with pet owners after Hurricane Irma

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – After scores of Tampa Bay area pet owners left their homes to hunker down in shelters to get out of the way of Hurricane Irma, they are now ready to return home and get things back to normal.

And some of these pet owners left their best friends in the care of SPCA Tampa Bay and are slowly getting back to the facility to reclaim their pets.

SPCA Tampa Bay worked with animal services to house the pets of Pinellas County residents with special needs who had pre-registered their pets in case they were ordered to evacuate.

The organization took in more than 80 dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and a number of other exotic animals and now they would like to see these lovely animals make their way back home.

SPCA Tampa Bay evacuated more than 50 of its own animals, before Hurricane Irma hit, across the United States to help other agencies care for household pets during the storm.

Now, they need the lent space to take in animals that may have been affected by Hurricane Irma.

If you want to help SPCA Tampa Bay take care of these animals you can donate money to help out with the cost of everything from housing to their medical care, please click here.


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