Key Largo Animal Shelter Caring for Migrant Dogs from Cuba

Two dogs that crossed the Florida Straits with Cuban migrants are being cared for by a shelter in Key Largo and will soon be up for adoption.

The dogs were reportedly aboard a Cuban sailboat that made landfall Oct. 29 in Islamorada, according to the Florida Keys Keynoter. The two were then turned over to Monroe County's Key Largo Animal Shelter.

An animal control officer picked them up at Cheeca Lodge and Resort, where the sailboat grounded with a dozen men and women on board.

The mixed-breed dogs, Leo and Lexi, weigh 30-40 pounds and are at least a year old. The shelter said the male had suffered an open facial cut and both were starving.

Shelter staff bathed the dogs and started a regimen of vaccinations.

The shelter said no family has come to claim the dogs. Once they are spayed/neutered, they will be up for adoption:

Humane Animal Care Coalition, Inc
105951 Overseas Highway (MM 106)
Key Largo, FL 33037

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