Animal Rescue Hero Evacuates Family During Hurricanes, Stays to Protect Shelter Pets in U.S. Virgin Islands

When Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm with winds gusts up to 200 miles per hour, hit the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, every update seemed worse than the last. Residents who'd hoped the hurricane would turn north faced facts, began collecting supplies and hunkering down. One of those families was Ryan and Tiffany Moore, their two young sons Conner and Dylan and their dog, Tug.

Hurricane evacuees land in Cookeville

Evacuees from the first several flights on Chesney's plane landed in Nashville, but accommodations became scarce so Chesney's pilot, Alan Jackson (not the country singer), turned to fellow members of The River Community Church for help.