Cashiers Highlands Humane Society rescuing Outer Banks pets from hurricane
By Don Richeson / Staff
OUTER BANKS -- The Cashiers Highlands Humane Society Animal Rescue Team was deployed 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, for a hurricane-related pet rescue mission on the Outer Banks.
“Working in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare organizations in North Carolina, the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society is going to empty the shelters in harm’s way of Hurricane Florence so that they can help with local animals displaced from this dangerous storm,” CCHS Executive Director David Stroud told the Chronicle via email. “Our mobile rescue vehicle, the CHHS H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina, will transport nearly 100 animals to other rescue agencies further inland, and we will also be providing safe refuge for approximately 25 of those animals here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Sept. 19 print edition of the Crossroads Chronicle for more on the rescue. For the savings and convenience of home delivery, subscribe by calling Savannah at 828-743-5101, ext. 201.