Basepaws donates $10,000 to support pets rescued from Hurricane Ida

dvm360dvm360 December 2021
Volume 52

The digital pet health company donated thousands of dollars to the Brandywine Valley SPCA to help support its efforts of caring for affected pets.

Last month, Basepaws announced its donation of $10,000 to the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) to help support the organization's efforts in caring for misplaced and rescued pets impacted by Hurricane Ida.

"As a company living our Core Beliefs, our hearts go out when we see such situations," said Kristin Wuhrman, EVP of business development at Basepaws, in a company release. "Our first and foremost concern is with the animals and supporting organizations such as Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter for prioritizing the safety of them.”

According to the release, the BVSPCA and Tangipaphoa Animal Shelter have teamed up for a year-long mentoring project to help the Tangi shelter achieve no-kill lifesaving levels by the end of 2021. The project consists of BVSPCA staff living and working alongside the Tangi staff in Louisiana for this year. “Our partnership created a unique opportunity for us to mobilize quickly when predictions of Ida’s impact looked grave,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO.

The BVSPCA networked 16 organizations and was able to transport approximately 500 adoptable homeless pets to shelters within the Northeast and Midwest—half of which were cats. "We do this emergency work on top of our daily life-saving work, so the very generous donation from Basepaws has provided an essential resource to so many animals at risk from the storm’s path,” noted Lamb.

“Being able to get animals out of harm's way prior to the landfall of a storm like [Hurricane] Ida not only saves the lives of the animals but also offers tremendous relief to animal services by cutting down on the number of rescues that will have to be made,” explained Chip Fitz, Director of Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services shared.

“By the animals being removed ahead of time, they avoid the stress that comes with a storm like this. In the aftermath of the storm animal owners can become frustrated during recovery and sometimes unintentionally neglect the pets or even out of frustration feel it necessary to turn them into us,” he continued.

Basepaws extends its gratitude to all attendees, veterinary panelists, and sponsors including Purina, Fuzzy, and Trupanion of the 2nd Annual Basepaws Cat Behavior Summit. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to BVSPCA’s mentoring project with Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter.


Basepaws donates $10,000 to support pets rescued from Hurricane Ida’s path. News release. Basepaws. September 27, 2021. Accessed October 26, 2021.

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