Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

Hurricane Irma Impact On Pets, From Stressed Orangutan Connie To 55 Hungry Hemingway House Cats: How To Help

Hurricane Irma impacted animals, including the famous six-toed cats at the Hemingway House.

Amid the devastation of Hurricane Irma for residents of the area come reports of what it has been like for pets of all sizes and types living in the region. From a stressed-out orangutan named Connie, who kept her eyes covered during the worst of the storm as her caretaker tried to soothe her, to the 55 six-toed cats who weathered the hurricane at the legendary Hemingway House, the tales are revealing both the suffering of these animals along with what can be done to help them.

Lost And Abandoned Pets Overflow Miami Animal Shelter

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Miami’s largest animal shelter is flooded with pets that became lost or were abandoned. Alex Munoz, director of Miami-Dade Animal Services, talked with NPR about how storms such as Irma challenge the shelter. His goal is focused on reuniting pets with their owners and, for those animals that remain abandoned, to find forever homes.

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Hurricane Irma Impact On Pets, From Stressed Orangutan Connie To 55 Hungry Hemingway House Cats: How To Help