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Noah’s Bark: 64 Hurricane Florence Cats and Dogs Rescued by Animal Lover in School Bus

Commenters under the post appreciated Alsup’s work. 'You are a hero,' one said. 'Thank you for showing such kindness to these animals who surely would have perished without you'.

JASON MURDOCK: ‘Tennessee trucker has been branded a hero after driving into the path of Hurricane Florence in a yellow school bus last week to evacuate dozens of animals. Tony Alsup, 51, of Greenback, said he was on a mission to save “the leftovers” from shelters in four South Carolina towns: North Myrtle Beach, Dillon, Georgetown and Orangeburg. In total, he picked up 53 dogs and 11 cats before the weather turned… Under the banner of Emergency Animal Rescue and Shelter, Alsup posted some images to social media showing the bus filled with animal cages. The pets were transported to a shelter in Foley, Alabama, and from there were spread out across other facilities and listed for adoption…

Alsup said he had worked to save animals in other disaster zones, including Puerto Rico and Florida. He said the bus enterprise had started during last year’s Hurricane Harvey… South Carolina’s Saint Frances Animal Center wrote in a Facebook update this week. “The ones no one else will ever take. And he got them to safety”… Commenters under the post appreciated Alsup’s work. “You are a hero,” one user said. “Thank you for showing such kindness to these animals who surely would have perished without you.” On Sunday, the trucker said he was traveling to Lumberton, North Carolina, which has been hit with significant flooding. “We are trying to get people and pets out of the way,” he noted in a Facebook video’. SOURCE…

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