Alsup, a volunteer with EARS Emergency Animal Rescue and Shelter, had used the school bus to evacuate pets from Texas before Hurricane Harvey in 2017 — so, after learning that animal shelters in South Carolina needed a lifeline, too, he stepped in again to help.
“I’m like, look, these are lives too,” Alsup told The Washington Post. “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.”