SDHS prepares for Hurricane Michael disaster response if called

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 21:20:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Responding to the aftermath of a disaster is a drill the San Diego Humane Society knows well.

Just weeks ago the nonprofit’s Emergency Response Team was on the front lines of Hurricane Florence, helping over 100 animals; including pigs, cows, and peacocks.

Lt. John Peaveler with SDHS Humane Law Enforcement was part of the team that responded to Florence.

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“I got into disasters through my experience of living through disasters, and helping my community recover from those," said Peaveler. "It definitely hits close to home, this being the biggest hurricane that’s hit in recorded history into that area.”

SDHS has already been contacted by national organizations, asking what kind of responders they could send.

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“That could definitely happen overnight, as soon as something is on the horizon we look at who’s ready to go," said Peaveler.

If deployed, the team will be flying to Florida. Monetary donations are most helpful and can be made here.