BVSPCA rescuing 100+ animals in Ida’s path


GEORGETOWN, Del. – As Hurricane Ida ripped through Louisiana over the weekend, one local animal shelter is doing everything they can to make sure no four-legged friends are left behind.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA rescued over 100 cats and dogs on Saturday from Louisiana as they were flown into Pennsylvania and then spread out to the shelter’s campuses in Delaware as well. Linda Torelli with the shelter says while the lifesaving flights make a huge difference in rescuing animals, they’re not stopping there.

She says with flooding and power outages, animals that are in Louisiana may need to be relocated and so they’re working now to make sure every animal has somewhere to go.

“We’ve got our rescue bus, which is stationed at our Georgetown animal rescue center all ready to go,” she said. “Our rescue bus can hold 120 lives on board. We’ve also readied with our Partner Wings of Rescue an airlift flight to take another 120 lives out.”

Torelli says many of the animals rescued on Saturday are already available for adoption and the rest will be available on Tuesday. She says even if you aren’t in a place right now to adopt, they are always looking for fosters, too, because then they can make space in the shelter to bring in even more animals.

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