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Latino Daily News

Friday September 2, 2011

Dogs Left Homeless in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Irene Now Up For Adoption in South Florida

Dogs Left Homeless in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Irene Now Up For Adoption in South Florida

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When natural disasters like Hurricane Irene occur, the people in the affected areas are often the first priority, and pets are often left behind, not allowed in shelters, or for strays, never had homes at all. But those rescued from a shelter in Puerto Rico are being given a new chance at life after they too lost everything, including their families.

A number of dogs were rescued from San Juan, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene damaged the area. They were sent to the Humane Society of Broward County in South Florida to be adopted.

Dozens of dogs are up for adoption at the shelter, and every Wednesday through October, adoptions will be half-priced.

The rescue group from which they came, Adopt-A-Sato, had its roof torn off by the hurricane and the animals could not be cared for properly so they were shipped off the island to safer quarters.

The 47 dogs arrived at Miami International Airport on Tuesday morning, and were driven to Broward County were hopefully, all will be put up for adoption.

Each dog is being examined by a veterinarian before being put up for adoption, and they will all be spayed or neutered, and be microchipped.