Although dog lovers are always kind and generous, the recent arrival of Hurricane Florence has brought things to a new level. As the storm became imminent, animal shelters up and down the North Carolina coastline were unable to evacuate because they were in charge of caring for other people’s cats and dogs. However, one tweet showed the goodness of humankind with a photo of people waiting in line to foster dogs through the potentially catastrophic hurricane, as reported by BuzzFeed.
Ali Standish, a writer in North Carolina, snapped the photo at the Saving Grace animal adoption agency while waiting in line to pick up a pup t foster herself throughout the duration of Hurricane Florence. Along with the photo, Standish tweeted the following Thursday evening. “The line of folks waiting to pick up foster dogs for the weekend so coastal shelters can evacuate here before #HurricanceFlorence. Many more behind me. Sometimes humans are okay.”
The line of folks waiting to pick up foster dogs for the weekend so coastal shelters can evacuate here before #HurricanceFlorence. Many more behind me. Sometimes humans are okay. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/niyCRDygOV
— Ali Standish (@AliStandish) September 12, 2018
Standish and her fellow foster parents are heroes in their own right, and after her tweet went viral, there was an outpouring of support for their charitable work. So when she arrived home with her foster, a sweet little guy named Floyd, she updated her followers with the good news—and then also wisely shared how you can help humans in need of evacuation, too.
Update: We will be spending #HurricaneFlorence hanging out with Hurricane Floyd! (We hope he won’t be a hurricane, but we have to prepare ourselves for an extreme puppy event…) pic.twitter.com/EPSj2rFz4o
— Ali Standish (@AliStandish) September 13, 2018
Bottom line: It’s imperative to stay safe and evacuate if you’re in the path of a dangerous hurricane.