Huntington shelter welcomes dogs from Puerto Rico

November 28, 2017 by  

Seven puppies recently arrived in Huntington from Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

The Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center realized that shelters everywhere had been overwhelmed by animals coming from the events in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. They decided to step in, and have already taken in more than 50 animals, which they have subsequently placed in forever homes. They say they plan to keep on with this work.

David Ceely, the shelter director, said they have set up a number of transports to take place in the next months, which will bring in cats and dogs from Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. He noted that animals are still arriving every day at overcrowded shelters, and Ceely wants to make sure as many have a second chance as possible.

Ceely adds that the shelter needs donations to continue the rescues. The shelter provides everything from basic medical services, such as spay/neuter procedures, to complex surgery, and everything is done before any animal is put up for adoption. In addition to the medical expenses, the shelter is also paying for beds, food, toys, and the cost of transportation.

The seven new arrivals will have to stay in quarantine for a minimum of two weeks before they can be adopted. Supporters can make donations online, where the shelter is also posting photos of the puppies.

Efforts like this can benefit if organizers create flyers for the community explaining their program.