Dogs affected by Hurricane Maria look for new homes

By Paula Machado, Reporter
Last Updated: Friday, December 01, 2017, 5:41 PM EST

More than a dozen homeless dogs impacted from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix are now looking for a new home in Central Florida.

  • 14 dogs from St. Croix relocated to Osceola County
  • Hurricane Maria damaged animal shelter in St. Croix
  • Dogs now available for adoption

A total of 14 dogs arrived to Osceola Animal Services last night.

Hurricane Maria severely damaged the largest animal shelter in the island, and now ASPCA is collaborating with different animal shelters in the mainland to find them a new family.

Osceola Animal Services are getting them ready for what they hope will be a busy weekend.

“We’ll have some of the animals available tomorrow, Saturday for adoption,” said Kim Staton, Director of Osceola Animal Services. “We’re going through each of their records and doing a good physical examination on them to make sure we got all of the medical issues addressed, and that they’re feeling good enough.”

“They went through a lot yesterday being transported by plane and then by van, so they’re a little bit tired today,” Staton added.

Not all the animals will be available to adopt immediately, but Staton hopes they can eventually find all of them a new home.

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