Dogs Saved From Hurricane Maria Will Find New Homes Thanks to SPCA of Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // December 15, 2017
collaboration between ASPCA and SPCA of Brevard
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The lives of 11 dogs will change for the better on Friday afternoon when they arrive in Florida and to the care of the SPCA of Brevard. These dogs have been displaced from their homes in St. Croix due to Hurricane Maria and were saved by the ASPCA.
“We are excited to be part of the next chapter in these dogs’ stories; to bridge the gap until they find their forever homes,” said Angie Friers, executive director for the SPCA of Brevard.
This special delivery, just in time for Christmas, includes smaller and larger sized dogs, as well as puppies and adults. The plane carrying the precious cargo will arrive in Fort Lauderdale early afternoon on Friday, December 15 where SPCA staff will transport the pups to their Titusville shelter.
“While the ASPCA continues to provide daily care and support for hundreds of animals impacted by Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, we are continuously working to relocate homeless cats and dogs to the States where they can escape the devastation left behind by the storm to find safe and loving homes,” said Jessica Rushin, partnerships senior manager for ASPCA Field Investigations & Response.
“The ASPCA has helped transport nearly 300 homeless animals from its emergency shelter so far, and we are grateful to work with response partners like the SPCA of Brevard to make this life-saving effort possible so these animals can move on to the next chapter in their lives.”
Shortly after their arrival, the dogs will be examined by SPCA of Brevard’s medical team and should be available for adoption by late next week.
Many of these dogs may also be eligible for the SPCA’s Home for the Holidays foster program, which allows families to foster shelter pets over the Christmas holiday.
For more information, call 321-567-3615.
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