Kentucky shelter helping rescue animals from Irma’s path

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- People here in central Kentucky are doing all they can to help those down in Florida prepare for Hurricane Irma including trying to help animals that are in the direct path of the storm.

The Lexington Humane Society has partnered with a humane society down in south Florida to take in some of their current shelter animals so they can make room for what they expect to be a massive number of animals displaced by Hurricane Irma.

The humane society says it is sending a group of employees up to Columbus, Ohio t to pick up 15 rescue cats flying in from Fort Lauderdale.

The society says it partnered with a shelter down there to help it make room at its facility so it can be better prepared for when the hurricane hits and likely displaces thousands of animals.

“When hundreds of thousands of people are trying to flee because mother nature has decided to throw us another curve ball it’s very difficult not only for them but for their pets. We have heard that families in Florida who are evacuating are dumping their animals in animal control parking lots,” said Ashley Hammond with the Lexington Humane Society.

The humane society is asking for the community’s help in this effort, asking anyone that can please consider adopting or fostering a rescue animal but if that is not an option, donations are just as helpful.

Employees here tell me in addition to these cats, they will also be taking in animals displace by Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston just weeks ago.

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