Florence County Emergency Management began a small animal shelter and supply setup at the Florence Fair Grounds on Monday September 17th. The two primary tasks are supplying resources to livestock in affected areas and small animal sheltering.
So far there have been four feed supply missions; one for hay and dog food for Nichols; hay for Aynor, Loris, and the Florence Humane Society. The mission to Loris was delivered by S.C. National Guard helicopter. Thus far over 400 bales of hay and 1 pallet of dog food. Equine Rescue Group of Aiken provided large quantity of hay and feed to the mission. Olanta Fire Department has been delivering along with the S.C. National Guard.
Red Rover with assistance from the Charleston Animal Society representing ASPCA will be managing the shelter operations at the fairgrounds.