Elizabeth City animal shelter seeks fosters and volunteers ahead of Dorian

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina, located in Elizabeth City, is seeking volunteers to help with storm preparations as well as temporary fosters for their shelter pets in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

Judy Anthony with the SPCA says that while she’s not worried about a direct hit, downtown Elizabeth City has a tendency to flood and she’s concerned about shelter staffing during and after the storm. Anthony says the less animals there are at the shelter, the easier it will be for staff members that are able to make it in to care for them.

The Elizabeth City shelter has 32 dogs, 120 cats, four rabbits and a guinea pig looking for homes – even if just temporarily to get past the storm. The shelter can provide any supplies needed for those who are able to foster.

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For storm preparations, Anthony says the shelter is looking for helping hands to secure outdoor furniture and other outside items. She says the local Coast Guard assists when they are able, but any additional help is welcomed.

If you are able to help the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina, they will be open until 6 pm. on Wednesday, September 4. The shelter is located at 102 Enterprise Drive in Elizabeth City near the Coast Guard base. Call them at 252-338-5222 with any questions.



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