Hurricane Pets Rescue Inc. (HPR) was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and began as a disaster relief organization for animals. Either alone or in conjunction with other organizations we have continued to rescue pets and reunite them with their families following every major disaster since. In many cases, having just lost everything, the humans end up being the ones who need our support the most.
Our mission is first and foremost to rescue and advocate for homeless animals, whether it be from a disaster zone, or imminent death in a shelter. The animals in our care come to us through a wide range of circumstances, none of them good. Most are in acute situations that require immediate intervention. Sadly we are only able to assist with a very small percentage of the pleas that we receive. Once rescued, the medical needs of an animal are addressed immediately. He or she is then placed in either one of our foster homes, or our own small cat sanctuary in Miami, Florida.
HPR does not receive any funds from the government, we rely heavily on donations from the public. 100% of our revenue goes to the care and well being of our animals.
Given the unfortunate events at several other “sanctuaries” around the country, we feel the need to state that we use the term sanctuary in its truest sense.
The HPR cat sanctuary is an impeccably maintained cage free environment. We do not warehouse animals, and one of the reasons we and have remained small is to ensure those in our care are given the best possible quality of life for the amazing souls we are guardian to.
Many of the animals we rescue are seniors, chronically ill and/or disabled, making it unlikely they will be adopted, and so they have a home with us for life. The safety and well being of our animals is our priority, and any applications to foster or adopt are thoroughly vettedchecked out, and all applicants must agree to a home visit.
Our rescue work includes work with similarly minded groups or individuals around the country to facilitate successful placement of animals in danger.