December 15, 2021
Dozens of dogs and cats that were rescued from Kentucky after last weekend's devastating tornadoes are available for adoption in the Philadelphia region.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA sent its rescue bus to bring back 75 animals – 40 dogs and 35 cats – from the Kentucky Humane Society. The effort will allow the Kentucky organization to shelter more pets displaced by the deadly storms.
The storms killed as many as 74 people in Kentucky and left more than 11,700 residential properties damaged and destroyed, according to the New York Times.
The pets arrived early Tuesday morning at the Brandywine Valley SPCA's animal rescue center in Georgetown, Delaware.
The animals are available for adoption at the organization's various shelters. There are locations in West Chester and Malvern, Chester County, as well as in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County and Delaware. Some of the pets will also go to regional shelter partners.
Information on how to adopt, including available pets, fees and application requirements, can be found on the Brandywine Valley SPCA's website.
Donations are also welcome to support the shelter's relief and rescue efforts.
2am arrival this morning from Kentucky! Our team pulled 75 dogs/cats that were adoptable before the tornado to help that...Posted by Brandywine Valley SPCA on Tuesday, December 14, 2021
In 2018, the Brandywine Valley SPCA rescued roughly 300 dogs and cats after Hurricanes Florence and Michael slammed parts of North Carolina and Florida.
In January 2020, it took in 30 dogs from Puerto Rico that had been displaced following a series of earthquakes.
The organization cares for roughly 17,000 animals per year and also provides veterinary services.