Thursday, September 15, 2017 – Sarasota, FL – Cat Depot’s Emergency Response Team (CDERT) jumped into action late last night after receiving a call for help from one of our national animal welfare partners.
Following Hurricane Irma, a Manatee County rescue organization has been inundated with calls to assist dogs in the community. To make room in the shelter, 30 dogs have been transferred to Miami by members of CDERT. This move will essentially empty the shelter in question allowing them to better serve the local area with homeless and displaced dogs due to the storm.
CDERT members arrived early to Cat Depot Thursday morning to begin loading supplies for the drive to Miami – crates, puppy pads, and most importantly, water. Upon arrival in Miami, the dogs will catch a flight to Seattle where they will be taken in by local rescue organizations.
Updates will be posted on Cat Depot’s social media pages (@CatDepot), as well as on www.catdepot.org.
Cat Depot currently has more than 120 animals in its care including 30 cats and kittens evacuated from the Jacksonville Humane Society. Many more animals will need help in the aftermath of the hurricane.
If you wish to help Cat Depot care for these animals today and in the days and weeks ahead, please donate online at www.catdepot.org. All donations of $25 or more made now through September 20 will be doubled as part of Cat Depot’s Help Meowt Challenge.
About Cat Depot
Cat Depot, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day.
Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234.
For more information, visit www.catdepot.org.