Local animal shelters are looking for people to adopt or foster pets rescued from Hurricane Michael

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 17:39:49-04

PINELLAS COUNTY -- Local animal shelters and hospitals are doing what they can to help animals rescued from the Panhandle and Georgia after Hurricane Michael.

"We took what we could fit in the vehicle," said veterinarian Kristen Brauer. 

Brauer's Sunshine Animal Hospital is housing nearly 50 cats and dogs right now. She sent two of her employees up to Albany, Georgia on Sunday. 

"We felt like we had to help," Brauer said. "I just feel an urgency when something like this happens." 

We're told Pinellas Animal hospital and the Tampa SPCA have also stepped in to help homeless hurricane pets. 

Brauer is now reaching out to the public for more help. 

"Any small thing you can do like volunteer 10 to 20 minutes of your time, donating $5, or supplies," Brauer said. "Anything that you can offer will help these animals." 

They're also looking for people willing to adopt or foster one of the pets. 

"If we can get fosters we'll send another vehicle up to get more animals," said Brauer. 

Anyone willing to help can contact the Sunshine Animal Hospital of Clearwater at 727-791-7242 or on Facebook.