A national humane organization has sent a rescue team and specialized 50-foot vehicle to Okatie to help a local animal shelter with disaster recovery after Hurricane Matthew.
American Humane is assisting Palmetto Animal League with emergency aid and displaced pets, according to a news release. The effort includes distributing food and pet supplies, veterinary clinics for ill or injured animals, helping reunite pets with families and other services.
The services are made possible by American Humane’s 50-foot “mobile disaster pet recovery” vehicles, which were moved into Florida and South Carolina ahead of the anticipated damage from Hurricane Matthew.
During the storm, one of the vehicles was used to power an animal shelter in North Myrtle Beach and help save 166 animals, the release said.