Animal Rescue Crews Now Asking For Charlotte’s Help To Save Hurricane Matthew ‘Refugee’ Dogs


charity dog washHurricane Matthew may be long gone, but in parts of North Carolina, it’s effects are still getting worse. Water levels continue to rise in many Eastern North Carolina communities, damaging property, and even worse, threatening the lives of countless animals.

Animal Rescue crews are now calling on residents of Charlotte to specifically help with 72 ‘refugee’ dogs that were rescued from flooded areas and are currently in temporary shelters.

The “Palmetto Dogs,” as they are now being affectionately called, were brought to temporary boarding kennels and animal rescue centers in Charlotte over this past week.

Several local groups including South Charlotte Dog Rescue, Carolina Pyr Rescue, Pawsitive Impact NC, Hope for All Dogs and the Greater Charlotte SPCA have already organized some volunteers, but many more volunteers are needed – as are adoption families.

Volunteers are needed to help with daily feeding, exercise and cleaning, especially at Dogs Day Out. Shifts are no more than two hours, at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily through Monday.

Volunteers can sign up at, if you’re interested in adoption on of the dogs, pleas visit H.F. Help’s website here.

You can follow all the updates on the Saved by a Flash Facebook page.