Dogs, Cats From Damaged P.R. Shelter Arrive at Broward Humane Society - NBC 6 South Florida

Dogs, Cats From Damaged P.R. Shelter Arrive at Broward Humane Society

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    NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017)

    The Humane Society of Broward County has taken in 62 dogs and 32 cats – mostly puppies and kittens – from Puerto Rico because their shelter remains without power.

    A plane carrying 5,000 pounds of humanitarian aid supplies from the United States unloaded in Puerto Rico on Friday. On the return flight, the plane carried furry canines and felines instead of supplies.

    Soon enough, the animals will be put up for adoption. But after such a busy day and long plane ride, the critters will take a trip on the snooze cruise.

    "We're going to let them rest. It's been a very long day for them. It was a three-and-a-half-hour flight," Humane Society of Broward County spokeswoman Cherie Wachter said. "We'll let them rest tonight and then tomorrow our clinic staff will start to check them and then we hope to have some of them up for adoption hopefully by Saturday afternoon, maybe even Sunday."

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    The pets came from a small nonprofit shelter in San Juan named Save a Sato, which remains without power since Hurricane Maria made landfall more than two weeks ago.

    For more information on how to adopt these or other animals, please visit humanebroward.com/adoptions

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