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Hurricane Maria Pets Now Call PA “Home”

Oct 05, 2017 • by Humane Pennsylvania
Partners for a Humane Pennsylvania

As a result of Hurricane Maria, Humane Pennsylvania’s Berks County Animal Response Team (Berks CART) is on their way to pick up 20 displaced dogs and cats from Puerto Rico, and then another 25 animals from the British Virgin Islands!

They’ll be transported to The Humane League of Lancaster County in the next 24 hours and then transferred to The Humane Society of Berks County after undergoing 1-2 weeks of vet treatment and quarantine.

In order to open additional intake and quarantine space, adoption fees are waived for ALL CATS at both shelter locations as part of Humane Pennsylvania’s Free to a Good Home Program!

This is an emergency situation where it is imperative for us to place our current shelter animals — like Liam (pictured) –in permanent and loving homes so that we can then have space to treat and house these incoming dogs and cats in-need of immediate care.

The promotion is effective immediately through the entire month of October. Head over to the Humane League of Lancaster County at 2195 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster, or the Humane Society of Berks County at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading to adopt your new feline friend at no cost. Visit to view a current list of adoptable cats. Normal adoption policies still apply.

As part of our efforts to transport these displaced pets and to provide them with vet care, housing and adoption services, we are kindly asking for donations toward our Berks County Animal Response Team (Berks CART). Please click the button below to make a gift that helps ALL animals in our care, in our community, and beyond!

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