Some people talk about wanting to help and some people spring into action. Take this truck driver from Greenbeck, Tennessee, for example.
When Tony Alsup learned that there was not enough room left in the animal shelters to protect the needy animals from Hurricane Florence, he knew he wanted to help. So he took off in his yellow school bus, which had the seats removed, and headed for South Carolina.
The words “Emergency Animal Shelter” plastered on the side told the world that help was coming for the “leftover” animals.
As first reported by Greenville News, he traveled many miles and picked up 53 dogs and 11 cats along the way.
“It’s so easy for people to adopt the small pets and the cuties and the cuddly,” Alsup said, standing next to an old school bus that reeked of wet dog.
“We take on the ones that deserve a chance even though they are big and a little ugly. But I love big dogs, and we find places for them.”
All in all, Alsup saved 64 animals from the storm, which ended up taking 11 human lives. He bused them to shelters located in Foley, Alabama. From there the animals were then shared with other shelters and put up for adoption.
This is not the first time the kind hearted Alsup worked hard to save animals during storms. He also hauled pets from hurricane zones in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.