DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – As residents of Puerto Rico deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, animals left inside a flooded animal shelter have been flown to adoption centers across the U.S. for forever homes.
Dozens of pets were unloaded from a cargo plane and taken to the Humane Society of Broward County around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Twenty dogs and 10 cats made the short trip from Puerto Rico to Miami International Airport and settled into their kennels at the Dania Beach rescue shelter.
The animals come from an organization the Humane Society works with called Save A Sato, which is 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 had to remove the animals from that shelter.
“Unfortunately, they lost power because of Hurricane Fiona,” said Cherie Wachter of the Humane Society of Broward County. “They don’t have running water and by taking some of these animals, it helps with the relief and makes more room for the shelter.”
The Save A Sato shelter can now take in more animals that were displaced by the storm.
“We understand that people are already finding animals and bringing them to the facility, so this is just one of many flights that we anticipate will help over the next couple of weeks,” Wachter said.
These furry creatures will undergo health and cleanliness checks before being put up for adoption later this week.
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