Animals in need of forever homes after recent hurricanes

- Dozens of animals are here in Philadelphia after the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The goal is to find them forever homes.

FOX 29 photojournalist Bill Rohrer has the story.

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on Texas' and Florida's coasts many dogs and cats were left without a home.

In partnership with Animal Rescue Corp. about a dozen animals from shelters in areas affected by the hurricanes made the long drive from Washington D.C. to the Pennsylvania SPCA in hopes of being adopted.

“If anyone is at home thinking about adopting now is the time.”

The PSPCA is acting as a hub for other regional shelters. Some dogs will be going to Kingston, New York.  Just two dogs and a cat will be staying here in Philadelphia. The cat is available for adoption in about a day; however, the dogs have to hang around a little longer.

“We will quarantine them for two weeks to check on their health and make sure they are not bringing anything into our population,” CEO of the PSPCA Julie Klim told FOX 29.

They will then join the 50 or so other dogs inside the PSPCA's greenhouse where they will wait for the perfect family to take them home.

"It is meaningful for all of us. I mean this is why we are here," Klim explained. "When a tragedy like this happens it opens people's eyes to things they haven't considered in the past. I hope it brings more people in to shelters in our state and other partner shelters in the region."

The adoption fees for all animals accepted into the PSPCA as part of this transport will have their adoption fees waived thanks to the Bissell Pet Foundation.


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