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Helping Animals During Disasters

Helping Pets in their Greatest Time of Need

 

Heidi’s Hope for Homeless Animals’ community-wide Pet Donation Drives have filled Three Tractor Trailers with Pet Food and Supplies That We Sent to Save Hurricane-Impacted Pet Victims impacted by Hurricanes Irma, Florence, and Dorian. 

Hurricane Irma

In 2017, Hurricanes Irma was an extremely powerful hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path in Florida in 2017.  It was the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured, the Category 5 storm brought 185 mph+ winds that wreaked havoc and devastation and left many stranded animals in its path of destruction.  Heidi’s Hope sent 85 crates to Hurricane-Impacted Puerto Rico to Transport Pets back to Mainland for Safety and Healing.


Hurricane Irma Highlights:

  • 85 crates/carriers

  • 2573.9# dry dog food

  • 321.4# canned dog food

  • 640.5# dry cat food

  • 236.1# canned cat food

  • 409.1# cat litter

  • 180 collars

  • 124 harnesses

  • 110 leashes

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Hurricane Matthew

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit our community in Eastern North Carolina and left a tremendous amount of damage with a substantial amount of flooding.  The news reported that many dogs, cats and other animals were being rescued from the Black River and many animals were left stranded.  We immediately organized our first community wide pet donation drive that filled three trucks with much-needed pet food and pet supplies that we delivered to help pets in Pender County.

Hurricane Florence

In 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Wilmington area with record-breaking amounts of rain and flooding.  Heidi’s Hope led a community-wide donation drive that filled a tractor trailer of pet food/supplies.  We donated much-needed pet food/supplies to many Rescue Groups in Wilmington and surrounding areas.  From there, that we  sent the tractor trailer of pet food and supplies to the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina to help save the lives of pets in the Outer Banks who were impacted by Hurricane Florence. Donations include pet food donations of over 46,704 LBS, which is over $9,424.25 value.

Hurricane Florence Highlights

  • 6,780 LBS of Dry Dog Food

  • 707 LBS of Dry Cat Food

  • 441 LBS of Canned Dog Food

  • 264 LBS of Canned Cat Food

  • 324 Collars, Halters and Leashes

  • 41 Dog Beds

  • 24 crates

  • 4 Dog Houses

  • 205 LBS of Kitty Litter

  • 57 Cat and Dog Bowls

  • Toys, Treats and Much More!

 

Our Hurricane Florence Pet Donation drive was a tremendous success.  Thank you for such amazing community support to save the lives of animals in their greatest time of need!

Hurricane Dorian

In September pf 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall as the strongest landfall in the Atlantic basin.  It was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Category 5 hurricane that is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the Bahamas recorded history.

Hurricane Dorian Pet Food Donations highlights include:

  • 56 Crates/Carriers

  • 4,179 LBS. Dry Dog Food

  • 1,570 LBS.Canned Dog Food

  • 782 LBS. Dry Cat Food

  • 272 LBS. Canned Cat Food

  • 385 LBS. Kitty Litter

  • 63 Pet Jackets

  • 210 Collars/Harnesses

  • 311 Leashes

  • 47 Pet Beds

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian made landfall as a dangerous, high-end Category 4 storm.  It was the strongest hurricane to hit Florida since Michael in 2018. It was also the first Category 4 hurricane to impact Southwest Florida since Charley in 2004.  Heidi’s Hope For Homeless Animals sent two pallets of pet food and supplies to help save and feed animals in desperate need!

Neighborhood Fire

Heidi’s Hope for Homeless Animals’ Pet Food Bank donated Pet Oxygen masks after tragic fire destroyed condominium complex in Carolina Beach

https://www.wect.com/2021/04/02/fire-erupts-carolina-beach-condominium-complex/

Hurricane Dorian

In September of 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall as the strongest landfall in the Atlantic basin.  It was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Category 5 hurricane that is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the Bahamas recorded history.  Once again, Heidi’s Hope For Homeless Animals organized another community-wide pet donation drive that filled a tractor trailer with pet food and pet supplies to help save the stranded pets in desperate need.  Our community wide pet donation drive was a tremendous success with over 2,353 LBS in pet food and supplies, which is approximately $21,720.02 in value to save the lives of hurricane-impacted dogs and cats!

 

Hurricane Dorian Highlights: 
 

  • 56 Crates/Carriers

  • 4,179 LBS. Dry Dog Food

  • 1,570 LBS.Canned Dog Food

  • 782 LBS. Dry Cat Food

  • 272 LBS. Canned Cat Food

  • 385 LBS. Kitty Litter

  • 63 Pet Jackets

  • 210 Collars/Harnesses

  • 311 Leashes

  • 47 Pet Beds

 

Thanks to our community support, Heidi’s Hope For Homeless Animals’ Hurricane Dorian Donation drive was a big success that helped save the lives of dogs and cats and helped to reunite them with their families where they belong! 

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Helping Animals Internationally 

Ukraine

Currently, there are thousands of stray dogs and cats living on the streets in war-torn Ukraine. Due to the war, food and supplies are extremely limited.  Heidi’s Hope For Homeless Animals shipped over five pallets of pet food and supplies to help animals in their most desperate time of need!