FAAWO Member Organizations Open their Shelters to the Bahamas

30 Sep 2019 3:45 PM | Nash McCutchen (Administrator)

Photo courtesy of The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

FAAWO has assisted with the Bahama recovery coordination.  Working together have been:

  • The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County
  • Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Martin County
  • Humane Society of Broward County
  • Humane Society of Greater Miami
  • Cat Depot, Sarasota
  • Humane Society of Naples
  • Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, Port Charlotte
  • Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, Bradenton

Special acknowledgement goes to Rich Anderson, CEO, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue, for coordinating the successful transport of 158 dogs and cats from the Bahama Humane Society to Florida shelters.  Rich worked with the Bahama Humane Society, Nassau, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Wings of Rescue.

The dogs and cats now receiving TLC in Florida Shelters will be held for a quarantine period before available for adoption.  Each agency, based on the recommendations of their veterinary team, will determine the length of quarantine of 14 to 30 days.

The Bahama dogs and cats received on September 17th were cleared for adoption.  Future transports may include lost pets that may need to be held to provide them a chance to be reunited with their owners. 

Foster Care for Bahama Evacuees with Pets

Evacuees relocating to the US may have difficulty finding temporary housing that permits their pets.  We aren’t certain as to how large the need may be, but we’re attempting to identify member organizations that may be able to assist with foster care.

Let us know if you have foster volunteers that may be willing to provide temporary care for an evacuee’s pets. Email us at info@faawo.org.  Provide your contact name, your agencies address and phone numbers. 

Here are some links to templates for disaster foster care applications and agreements.  


Disaster foster care template Pet Admission form sample.pdf

Foster Pet Care for evacuees copy sample.pdf

Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations


Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

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