Hurricanes that have hit the nation in recent years have instructed individuals to evacuate before the arrival of a hurricane. Some South Carolina inhabitants prepared and evacuated their homes before they were struck by Hurricane Florence.
And as residents collect the valuables they’d bring and save from the storm, Tony Alsup of Tennessee was busy saving what others couldn’t do.
One of the biggest victims in every aftermath of a storm is the defenseless animals that can’t save themselves. Tony Alsup, being a sympathetic person, refuses to see anyone left behind during natural disaster preparation. Tony Alsup designed a plan to save the pets he could for this purpose.
The admirable guy purchased a bus to do this and converted it into a portable shelter for animals. This way, he could pick up all the animals that were unable to save the animal shelters and homeowners before they left in fear of the hurricanes.
Recently, to save more than 60 pets, Tony traveled from Tennessee to South Carolina. According to the Washington Post, when Hurricane Florence hit South Carolina, the contemporary Noah could rescue 53 dogs and 11 cats.
“I’m like, look, these are lives too,” Tony shared in an interview. “Animals — especially shelter pets — they always have to take the back seat of the bus. But I’ll give them their own bus. If I have to I’ll pay for all the fuel, or even a boat, to get these dogs out of there.”
In the same interview, the respectable guy shared that after seeing overcrowded animal shelters when Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, he was inspired to rescue pets during the hurricane. Witnessing such news on television sparked his enthusiasm for saving the bad animals. “I was thinking, what can I do?”He recollected. “I’m just going to purchase a bus.”
Tony Alpus has since transported rescued pets to shelters with sufficient room to accommodate the bad animals. His Noah’s bus was also able to rescue pets and braved Irma and Maria’s disdainful hurricanes.
In particular on the latest hurricane that hit South Carolina, Tony’s commitment to saving all life is very obvious. Tony told individuals on his Facebook account to point him in the direction animals required most assistance.
The Saint Frances Animal Center wrote a testimony showing how the remaining animals were saved by Tony.
“This is all true. Tony swooped in to pick up our ‘ leftovers ‘ at 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning— the dogs with blocky heads, the ones with heart worm … the ones that no one else will ever take. And he brought them to safety. Not the most standard evacuation, but the most heart-felt one.”
He can’t assist but feel for the livestock that nobody wanted to bring, according to Tony Alsup. “Adopting the small pets and the cuties and the cuddly is so simple for individuals,” Tony clarified. “We bring on those who deserve a opportunity in spite of being large and a bit hideous. But I enjoy big dogs, and there are areas we can search for them.
Then Tony went to the shelter of his friend in Foley Alabama to secure the rescued animals. His cousin Angela Eib-Maddux offered a bath and fluffy blankets to the cattle to maintain them warm and secure.
Animals would usually remain with Angela until she was able to discover a new location to call home. Sometimes on – the-spot pets were accepted.
Furthermore, Tony brought the other dogs and cats that he had saved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he distributed 40 dogs and cats to shelters and volunteers accommodating animals.
Some people would expect Tony to rest and call it a day. Yet after recovering some of his lost energy, Tony saved all the animals he could hoping there would be no animals left behind. Tony’s devotion to saving pets and powerful compassion is truly a heart-warming and inspirational tale.
May Tony’s tale remind us all that we are accountable not only for each other’s life, but also for the life of the pets we are a steward of.