Non-profit organization brings emergency relief supplies to Hurricane Ida impact area
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (WDAM) – A Maryland-based nonprofit on Wednesday dispatched relief and emergency relief supplies to Hattiesburg for areas affected by Hurricane Ida.
Alley Cat Allies loaded a small plane with food for cats and other animals, veterinary supplies such as antibiotics, wound care and triage supplies, microchips and transport crates.
The flight took off from Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., And arrived at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in mid-afternoon.
“The clock is ticking. And every minute that these animals are confined and without resources, it’s going to be very difficult for them, ”said Becky Robinson, President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies. “So that’s why we want to rush in and help the groups on the ground … We’re going to be here until we’re not needed anymore, which is going to be a long, long time.”
The organization will transfer the supplies to the Humane Society of Louisiana, which will deliver them to Greater New Orleans and other areas affected by Hurricane Ida. They have already provided an emergency grant to the Humane Society of Louisiana for hurricane recovery efforts.
Alley Cat Allies has provided relief for cats and other animals after many previous hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, including a massive support effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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