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Animal society preps for pets during a disaster

WCIV

Hundreds of animal lives are at stake in just one shelter during a disaster.

To make sure they're ready, the Charleston Animal Society has joined paws with the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) for a disaster preparedness training seminar.

"We need plans in place so this is a tool that will help shelters," said CAS spokesperson Kay Hyman. "It's all part of our No Kill South Carolina plan to help save lives."

Eighty employees and volunteers from animal organizations around South Carolina will learn how to deal with natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires or earthquakes.

"Disasters are imminent, they will happen," Hyman said. "So we want to make sure that all of our sister shelters have the tools they need."

HSUS will host work groups that will help individual shelters develop disaster plans and learn how to share resources between organizations.

To learn how to protect your pets during a storm, visit the Charleston Animal Society website.



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