Disney Vacation Club Provides Aid for Dogs Affected by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, rescue efforts found 83 dogs and one cat in need of food and medical attention. The Humane Society of Grand Bahama formed a plan with H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue in Sebastian, FL to bring the rescued animals to Florida.

The animal shelter had desperate need of linens since all of the bedding materials were used up in the quarantine period after receiving the dogs. Disney responded to H.A.L.O.’s need for assistance with help for the animals. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, a Disney Vacation Club Resort, and Walt Disney World Textile Services donated 600 pieces of linen in the form of blankets, sheets, and towels. A group of Disney VoluntEARS from Disney’s Vero Beach Resort both delivered the linens and provided care for the dogs.

H.A.L.O.’s Director of Development, Allyson Bootes, is thankful for Disney’s help and contributions. “We are so appreciative of the linen donation and the help we received from the Cast Members down the road at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort,” said Bootes. “We were in a critical period of need after the hurricane, and this support could not have come at a better time!”

For those interested, these pets are currently up for adoption and eager to move into a new home.

This is one of the many ways Disney is helping all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The Walt Disney Company donated $1 million to hurricane relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Meanwhile, the Disney Cruise Line is using the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy to provide food, water, and supplies to points in Nassau and the Abacos. Disney Cruise Line is also giving support to its Bahamian-based Crew Members.


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