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Hurricane Michael: Louie's Legacy needs foster homes to help shelters impacted by Michael

Florida animal shelters need space for lost pets
Posted at 6:59 AM, Oct 12, 2018

CINCINNATI -- An animal rescue organization in the Tri-State is in need of families to temporarily care for animals so it can help animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Volunteers with Louie’s Legacy hope to pull adoptable animals from impacted shelters in Florida to make room for animals that were separated from their owners during the storm.

Louie's Legacy President Emily Gear said the animal rescue needs at least 20 new foster families before it can commit to taking in new pets.

"We really feel heartbroken for everyone who is hit by Hurricane Michael -- and all natural disasters,” Gear said. “So we try hard to help when we can. In this case, we really can only help if we can receive a substantial community response in the form of foster and volunteer applications within the next 24 hours.”

Louie's Legacy issued the call for foster homes Thursday.

Louie's Legacy is looking for volunteers to help prepare crates and transport the animals as well.

Anyone interested in volunteering to foster an animal can fill out an application here.

Louie's Legacy has rescued animals impacted by other storms including Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.