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100 Dogs to Arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport as Part of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort


MORRISTOWN, NJ - At least 100 dogs will be flying into Morristown Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, as part of a Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Tuesday’s canine transport is the first animal flight to the Northeast out of areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and is part of St. Hubert’s Sister Shelter WayStation program.

After landing in Morristown, the dogs will visit St. Hubert’s Madison campus, where they can eat, sleep and exercise until they are transferred and distributed between at least a dozen partner shelters throughout the Northeast.

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“Our hearts are with the people and animals of Texas, and we and our partners will continue to help in the days, weeks and months to come,” said Heather Cammisa, president and CEO of St. Hubert’s.

Cammisa founded the WayStation program, a coordination of 58 animal welfare organizations in the eastern U.S. In the past year this effort has helped nearly 4,000 canines, she said in a statement.

Organized by the Humane Society of the United States with support from Wings of Rescue, the airlift will bring dogs from the San Antonio Animal Care and Control, which is now assisting the Houston region with hurricane relief.

“These pets are incredibly lucky to get a second chance through St. Hubert’s and their WayStation partners,” Kim Alboum, Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director at the Humane Society said in a statement. “We could not do this life-saving work without our placement partners and our rescue partners on the ground.”

St. Hubert’s is part of a national network of designated Emergency Placement Partners and the Humane Society, and responds to emergencies around the country to accept displaced animals or deploy experienced staff.

The welfare center has also assisted in the rescue of about 100 North Carolina dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Matthew and 133 more canines left without homes following the 2016 California wildfires.

Sister shelters scheduled to accept dogs include:

  • Animal Alliance in Belle Mead, NJ
  • Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, NJ
  • Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester, PA
  • Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, DE
  • Father John’s Animal House in Lafayette, NJ     
  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua in Nashua, NH
  • Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, NJ
  • Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ
  • New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham, NH
  • Somerset County Animal Shelter in Bridgewater, NJ
  • SPCA Serving Erie County in West Seneca, NY
  • Toronto Humane Society in Toronto, Canada 
  • Voorhees Animal Orphanage in Voorhees, NJ

For more information, including opportunities to support organizations responding to Hurricane Harvey, please visit www.sthuberts.org or call 973.377.7094.

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