KC Pet Project helps huskies fleeing from Hurricane Irma - KCTV5

KC Pet Project helps huskies fleeing from Hurricane Irma

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Thirty Huskies were discovered in the back of a family's vehicle. They were fleeing Hurricane Irma. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5) Thirty Huskies were discovered in the back of a family's vehicle. They were fleeing Hurricane Irma. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5)
The Huskies are being taken care of by KC Pet Project. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5) The Huskies are being taken care of by KC Pet Project. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Thirty Huskies were discovered in the back of a family vehicle in poor living conditions, fleeing from Hurricane Irma in Florida.

KC Pet Project received a call from KCMO Animal Control to help take care of the Huskies. 

The family traveling has found placement for several of the dogs, but at least a dozen are expected to go to the shelter. 

They drove for three days, ahead of Hurricane Irma.

“This is not an everyday call where we run into 30 animals at an address,” said James Donovan with animal control.

“These people had had to drive more than 24 hours on roads that were packed,” he said.

KC Pet Project will be providing housing, medications, vaccinations, and care for the animals. 

Today alone, KC Pet Project has taken in 34 animals. They say their shelter is already full.

“To take in this many animals is a big burden on the shelter as far as space goes,” said Tori Fugate with KC Pet Project. “We don't have a lot of space for temporary housing here.”

“We're going to work with the family,” she said, “or work with another group until we find out what their plans are.”

They are waiving some pet fees while they continue to take in animals displaces by the hurricanes. 

With the large amount of pets KC Pet Project is taking in, they are asking the public for donations. Donations can be made to KC Pet Project online. 

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