DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – As residents of Puerto Rico deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, the animals left inside of a flooded animal shelter were transported to adoption centers in the U.S. to give them new forever homes.
Dozens of pets were unloaded from a cargo jet and taken to the Humane Society of Broward County, around 5 a.m., Wednesday.
Twenty dogs and 10 cats made a short trip from Puerto Rico to Miami International Airport and settled into their kennels at the rescue shelter located in Dania Beach.
The animals came from an organization that the Humane Society works with called Save A Sato, which is located in San Juan; the shelter was without power, which is why they were transported to South Florida.
Officials with the Humane Society of Broward County said they needed to get the animals out of that shelter.
“Unfortunately, they lost power from Hurricane Fiona,” said Cherie Wachter of the Humane Society of Broward County. “They have no running water, and by taking some of these animals it’s helping to alleviate and make more room at the shelter.”
The Save A Sato shelter is now able to take in more animals that have been displaced due to the storm.
“It’s our understanding that people are already finding animals and bringing them to the facility, so this is just one of many flights that we anticipate helping in the next couple of weeks,” said Wachter.
Health checks and cleanings will be given to these furry critters before they are put up for adoption later this week.
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