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PetMeds® To Raise Donations for Shelter Pets Evacuated After Hurricane Ian

Delray Beach, Florida, October 04, 2022 – As Hurricane Ian tore through the southwest Florida coast, the storm left Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) with no water and no power and extensive damage including half of a roof blown off, downed fences, and outdoor play areas destroyed. The shelter is expected to remain closed for the foreseeable future while the damage is repaired.
The 170 cats and dogs at the non-profit, no-kill shelter have all survived and have been evacuated to other animal welfare organizations. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (PAARL) has transferred over 50 displaced pets to their facility in West Palm Beach and is accepting donations to support their transfer and care.
PetMeds® is sending monetary donations, food, and supplies to care for cats and dogs impacted by Hurricane Ian and is asking pet parents and animal lovers to consider making a direct contribution to help shelter pets that have been displaced.


“Gulf Coast Humane Society has saved thousands of lives of pets while relying solely on donations,” says Larissa Schenck, Director of Marketing at PetMeds®. “As they work towards rebuilding the facility in the coming months, support from our local community as well as our extended family of pet lovers will be absolutely crucial.”

Those who wish to help can donate directly to Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) or to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

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About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information, please visit

About Gulf Coast Humane Society
Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947. The shelter does not receive any federal, state, or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. They rely solely on donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events to further their mission of caring for the neglected and abandoned pets of Southwest Florida. As a no-kill facility, the pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society remain in their care until they find their forever home.